Mensch Publishing

About Mensch Publishing

Mensch is a publishing company. It is funded, owned and managed by Richard Charkin.

Mensch has no mission statement nor other worthy but meaningless platitudes. Its aim is simply to help authors reach readers with minimal intervention and maximum impact and to reward them proportionately.

Its sales, rights and distribution are handled by Bloomsbury, and a group of experienced professionals to support authors, including Ruth Killick for publicity, Phillip Beresford for design, and Peter Gill for copyediting.

Setting up a publishing business in the 21st century (nor any other century for that matter) is not easy, as described in Publishing Perspectives.

Richard Charkin on ‘How (Not) To Start a Publishing Company‘.

And a new piece in Thrive Global .

About Richard Charkin

Richard Charkin is Founder and sole employee of Mensch Publishing. He is also currently President of Bloomsbury China and consultant to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. He is a non-executive director of the Institute of Physics Publishing and Liverpool University Press. He is President of John Wisden, the Bible of cricket. He is a member of the international advisory board of the Frankfurt Book Fair and a member of the Council of the UK Publishers Association.

Charkin has held senior positions at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (Executive Director), Macmillan (CEO), part of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck (Director); Current Science Group (CEO); Reed Elsevier (CEO Reed International Books); Oxford University Press (Managing Director Academic and General Divisions); and Pergamon Press (Senior Publishing Manager).

He writes a monthly column for Publishing Perspectives. Do check it out.

Also audio interviews here and here. 

And an article in The Author magazine.