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Talking through my hat


Released every Tuesday, Talking Through My Hat explores bookish businesses and the fantastic people who create them, looking at why business are started, how they keep going and where we can take them in the future. I'm John Pettigrew - a hat wearer, a recovering editor and the creator of Futureproofs. To avoid missing anything, why not subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow me on Twitter?

Nov 6, 2018

Dominique Raccah is Founder, Publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks, which has over the years grown to produce everything from children's books to college guides. It is the largest woman-owned book publisher in the USA, as well as the largest trade book publisher in Chicago. Dominique has long been recognized as an innovator and was named Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year in 2016. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and The New York Times.

In this wide-ranging interview, Dominique talks about discovering and building authors in the long term, creating business relationships that last, using data as well as taste to support your publishing, and the need for a growth mindset and radical transparency within your business so that everyone can contribute to success.

In this episode, Dominique recommends a book by Carol Dweck called Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential and its associated website.