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Q&A: Figure 1 Associate Publisher – Jennifer Smith

Get to know our fantastic associate publisher, Jennifer Smith in our latest Q&A. Jennifer spearheads Figure 1’s acquisitions and partnership development in Central and Eastern Canada. With over 20 years’ publishing experience, she works with established cultural, culinary, and corporate partners to bring exceptional new projects to the Figure 1 portfolio.

How do you normally start your day?

Every day is exactly the same – get up, walk the dogs, find coffee.

What adjective best describes you?

Depends who you ask!  If you asked others, they might say strong. If you ask me, I would say enthusiastic.

What are you reading at the moment?

Non-Fiction: The Elvis Costello memoir. Fiction: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Award.

In two sentences or less, can you tell readers something unique about your line of work?

I am the luckiest person on the planet. Seriously. Since I was 18 years old my job has been to share my passion for books. First as a bookseller, then as a sales representative, and for the last decade or so as a publisher.

If I weren’t a publisher I’d be…

…involved in the promotion of women’s sport.

Not many people know this, but I’m good at…

Analyzing financials. There is nothing I love more than a great looking income statement.  It’s weird, I know.

What’s the question (and answer to the question) no one has ever asked you but you wish they would?

Q: Is there a book you would like for Christmas/your birthday? (It seems to be me that no one ever wants to buy a publisher books.)
A: Yes!!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2016
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