The Literary Platform was a specialist agency working at the heart of books and technology for a decade. In 2013 it was selected for the British Council Creative Economy’s list of Top Ten UK Creative Entrepreneurs, and for the Guardian Professional/h.Club 100 list of ‘most innovative and influential’ in the creative industries. In 2015 it was listed in the Fortuna 50 Index of the UK’s fastest growing female-led small businesses.
We worked with a wide range of clients on R&D, audience development and engagement, community building, content strategy, communications strategy, partnership brokering, event programming, organisational change, business development, data analysis and project management for digital publishing projects.
We also worked with academic institutions and other organisations on research projects looking at the impact of technology on writers and publishing, as well as conceiving and producing our own projects with funding from Arts Council England including the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and The Writing Platform.
Our clients were book publishers, developers, literary organisations and festivals, conference organisers, retailers and think tanks and include the Royal Society of Literature, The Reading Agency, Heuristic Media, British Council, National Literacy Trust, Pan Macmillan, Faber & Faber, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Nesta and Hachette.
Our academic affiliations included Bath Spa University, Goldsmiths University, Queensland University of Technology Australia, Bournemouth University, UEA and London College of Communications.
In 2018, The Literary Platform’s founder Sophie Rochester raised investment for a new venture Yodomo. The Literary Platform is now closed and the site is currently being archived but for now is effectively dormant.