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About Candy Jar Books

Established in 2010 by Shaun Russell and Justin Chaloner, Candy Jar Books is a growing publishing company with ambitious plans for the future.

Marston Book Services Ltd, one of the leading independent distributors in the UK, is responsible for distributing our titles.

Untreed Reads is a leading distributor publisher of digital books, responsible for bringing our ebooks to a worldwide audience.

Star Book Sales offers high quality sales represention in the UK, Ireland & Europe, responsible for selling our titles.

Shaun Russell (Head of Publishing) has a background in television production, marketing and journalism and has worked for ITV, Channel 5, GMTV and The Children's Channel. He has excellent contacts throughout the media in both television and print journalism and possesses a keen commercial sensibility. Responsible for overseeing book production, he is also heavily involved in marketing our titles.

Will Rees (Editorial Co-ordinator) is a graduate of Cardiff University with a degree in English Literature. He has a background in multi-media sales and joined Candy Jar full-time after completing a work experience placement.

Andy Frankham-Allen (Project Editor) has worked as an author for Big Finish, Hirst Books and Untreed Reads. As an editor he was responsible for the steampunk series of eBooks, Space: 1889 & Beyond. He is now our project editor, working primarily on commissioning and overseeing our Lethbridge-Stewart series of books, as well as providing editorial work on some of our more popular titles such as Tommy Parker: Destiny Will Find You.

Lauren Thomas (Publishing Co-ordinator) has now joined Candy Jar full-time. Having completed a BA degree in English at the University of Exeter, she is passionate about literature and all things social media, and has experience in online journalism, digital content and copywriting.


Terry Cooper was born in London in 1969 and moved to the Welsh Valleys in 1980. After almost succeeding in the music industry supporting East 17 on tour around the UK, Terry went back to his artistic roots and worked for various film and television companies. He has since graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Computer Animation and set-up his own CGI company, Strangetown Animation. Terry released his first book Kangazang! Remote Possibilities in 2008 as the beginning of a proposed trilogy.

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