The InPublishing Podcast


Mark Allen

Season 2, Ep. 10

Ciar Byrne talks to Mark Allen, chairman of Mark Allen Group, about the three budget plans the group prepared at the start of the pandemic (“the good, the bad and the ugly”), why “cash is king” at the moment, the joys of a diverse portfolio, how to successfully integrate new acquisitions, his ambitions for the group (“we’re only half way up the mountain”), how the publishing industry “vastly under prices magazines” and how he’s personally spent much of lockdown writing a novel, the title of which was decided by polling one hundred people, and much more…

(The interview was recorded on 15 October.)

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