About Us

The Literary Platform is a specialist agency working at the heart of books and technology. In 2013 we were 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 we were listed in the Fortuna 50 Index of the UK’s fastest growing female-led small businesses.

We work 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 work 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 are 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. You can read more about our recent projects in our Year Notes 2012 and Year Notes 2013.

Our academic affiliations include Bath Spa University, Goldsmiths University, Queensland University of Technology Australia, Bournemouth University, UEA and London College of Communications.

Who We Are

The Literary Platform was founded in 2009 by Sophie Rochester. As the community around the website grew so too did consultancy work in the publishing, technology and academic sectors. The Literary Platform works with a range of associate producers, editors, technologists and writers on specific projects.

Sophie Rochester

CEO & Founder

Sophie Rochester founded The Literary Platform in 2009, initially as a free online resource dedicated to exploring the interface between… Read more »

Miriam Robinson

Associate Director

Miriam Robinson

Miriam Robinson is an award-winning marketer, writer and event producer. She is currently the Programme Director for The Bookseller Magazine’s… Read more »

Eloise Wales

Content Manager

Eloise Wales

Eloise Wales is a writer, researcher & editor. She is passionate about helping to develop writers. Since March 2015, she has worked… Read more »

Joanna Ellis


Joanna was a partner in The Literary Platform from 2014 – 2016 when she stepped down to pursue her growing… Read more »

Kate Pullinger

Editorial Director, TWP

Kate Pullinger is Editorial Director for The Writing Platform project – a project she co-founded with The Literary Platform. She is… Read more »