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'My favourite wine book of 2013' - Jancis Robinson MW
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consultant, producer/editor/epublisher :
Jennifer Segal
HQ: London and New York
UK +44 (0)7810 358 591 (mobile)

Boutique transatlantic media and publishing agency/consultancy (since 2007) with a focus on strategic innovation, content and commercial development in the evolving digital media landscape.

I draw upon an extensive industry-diverse and talented global network to bring success to any endeavour; holistic approach with personalised style.

- Accomplished producer and editor/writer
- Content development and commercialisation across formats and platforms (ie, print, ebook, web and mobile applications, video, audio and film); exploitation of rights throughout territories
- Bespoke content and publications for brands; related events, publicity and marketing
- Producer, editor and ePublisher for individual clients with marketable stories and content
- Strategic partnerships and business development
- Digital publishing strategy and initiatives
- Intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial
- Fluency working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
- Experience with business acquisitions and dispositions, negotiations and deal transactions, including digital publishing deals in conjunction with print and other media
- Dexterity working with a variety of stakeholders from content creators, including writers, editors, artists, photographers, designers; developers and technologists; producers, literary agents and publishers; to corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business proprietors, venture capital/capital partners; clients and customers
- Diplomatic and brand ambassadorial approach to public and external relations management
- Publicity campaigns
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Particular experience with categories and genres related to lifestyle (see below)
- Strength in non-fiction, biography, social and oral history, memoir
- Concept, prototype/pilot development; planning, budgeting, forecasting and risk management

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Jennifer Segal has over ten years experience in publishing, film and media with established companies and entrepreneurial ventures, across print and digital formats and platforms. She shares time between New York and London where she directed the development and sale of a digital media application and business on behalf of BBC Worldwide. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford and in 2006 was awarded seed funding and a fellowship to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA) for first-place in the Oxford Entrepreneurs university-wide business pitch and plan competition. Prior to the UK she began her career in New York working with editor Tina Brown, Miramax and Hearst Corporation, and with hotelier André Balazs.

years experience: 10+
General and Literary Fiction, Non-fiction: Biography, Social and Oral History, Memoir, Lifestyle: Wine and Food/Cookery, Champagne, Spirits, Restaurateurs, Hotels, Travel, Adventure/Exploration, Yoga, Mind/Body/Spirit, Health and Well-being, Science and Technology, Golf and Sporting Activities, Arts and Music, Business, Politics, Philanthropy, Society
Publicity enquiries please email:


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A fine W(h)INE
Curated collation of wine stars/star wines (occasionally accompanied by food;)

Recent associations/clients/authors:

Champagne Pol Roger/Pol Roger Portfolio
Anova Books
Hearst Magazines UK (National Magazine Company)
BBC Worldwide (London and New York)
Dale Bell (Author/Editor)
Eddie Merrins (Author)
Diversion Books (New York)

1) Produced and edited 'Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 Years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-tasting Competition', in association with Champagne Pol Roger, published by Pavilion, an imprint of Anova Books (launched 5 December 2013)
Hardcover 256 pages, 35GBP

Champagne Pol Roger is the sponsor of the Oxford & Cambridge varsity blind wine-tasting competition. I remain actively involved with publicity and events related to marketing the book, distribution and the development/exploitation of rights across media and throughout territories internationally. The book has received top reviews from the British wine trade/press elite, and will be the featured title at the President’s Reception for actor/writer Stephen Fry at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 24 May 2014. Other notable events for the book have been hosted at Bonhams Auction House, The Cloisters/Chapter House at Westminster Abbey, and Maggs Bros Ltd: Dealers of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
For further information please visit the URL/address below:

2) Independent Producer/Editor/Writer/ePublisher
(print books, ebooks, web and mobile applications)

3) Agent on behalf of clients/content as appropriate, or I refer to primary agents in my network

4) Digital publishing strategy and initiatives; business and commercial development across formats and platforms:

- Hearst Magazines UK (London):
Strategic review of brands and substantial print archives in light of market opportunities for digital commercialisation (online/ebooks)

- BBC Worldwide (New York):
Strategic review of opportunities in the US marketplace for BBC brands and content, with a particular focus on maximizing integration and effectiveness of BBC News and (in association with BBC America)

- Diversion Books (New York):
Business strategy/development for start-up digital publishing company in the early phases of Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, B&N Nook and Kobo ebook marketplaces

- BBC Worldwide (London):
Directed the development from concept and sale of, a digital media application and business to leverage existing video and audio assets of the BBC online and in conjunction with social networks and commercial partners


Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 Years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-tasting Competition
Hardcover, 256 pages (Pavilion, December 2013) (Winner of a Gourmand Award 2014)

- Available for international delivery via:
Also at Berry Bros & Rudd Wine & Spirit Merchants, Daunt Books locations across London, Heffers Book Shop in Cambridge, UK
Wholesale trade orders via Nielsen, or please contact


Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead by Eddie Merrins

Woodstock: An Inside Look At The Movie That Shook Up The World And Defined A Generation by Dale Bell

Flash! Splash! Crash! All At Sea with Cap'n Bob:
My Astonishing Adventures with Robert Maxwell by Mike Maloney O.B.E.

- Titles above ePublished by Moving Mantra, an imprint of JSNewMedia, and available via:
Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, B&N Nook, Kobo


Please contact Jennifer Segal at with queries re publicity, special sales, foreign translation and other territorial rights, and re rights and options for development
(eg dramatic/theatrical/tv/film/audio/radio/online/apps).

NEWS - Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2014:

Very pleased to share 'Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 Years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-tasting Competition' was the featured title at the President’s Reception in honour of actor/writer Stephen Fry at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 24 May 2014.


MBA, University of Oxford

- Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA)
- Oxford Business Alumni (Executive Committee Member and Founder/Chair, OBA Wine Circle)

Panelist and Speaker:
- Mountbatten Institute
- Parsons The New School for Design
- Oxford Business Alumni Association

Conferences recently or regularly attended:
- London Book Fair/Publishing for Digital Minds/International Rights Conference
- Frankfurt Book Fair
- BookExpo America
- Bookseller FuturEbook Conference
- Mediabistro Ebook Summit
- SVCO: Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford
- Oxford Private Equity/Venture Capital Conference

Comité Champagne Annual Tasting 2014
Oxford & Cambridge Alumni Wine Society 2014, 2015
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Levels 1, 2, 3


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