Feb 18, 2022
Richard Charkin is a British publishing
executive. He founded Mensch Publishing in 2018. Prior to this he
was Executive Director of Bloomsbury (2007 to 2018). Over the years
he has held executive positions at Pergamon Press, Oxford
University Press, and Reed International/Reed Elsevier. He is the
former Chief Executive of Macmillan Publishers Limited and
Executive Director of Verlagsgruppe Georg von
We met via Zoom to talk about what he's
learned over the past several years running Mensch, his tiny
publishing firm; specifically we discuss Frankfurt, understanding
assets, and measuring various publishing activities in order to
save time and money.
Apologies for the poor audio. Zoom connection was abnormally poor
on this one.