Philippa Gardom Hulme

Philippa Gardom Hulme’s writing has been her main work for the past 15 years. She has written secondary science student books, teaching guides, revision guides and workbooks for OUP, Collins, Pearson, York Press and CGP, for both UK and international markets. 

At the start of her authorial career, she happily accepted whatever the fee or royalties percentage on offer. Over time, she has learned to negotiate with publishers, including requesting higher advances, asking for royalties instead of fees (if projected sales are high) and telling publishers when she turns down projects because the remuneration is too low. Throughout, she has appreciated the support and resources of the SoA. She is now keen to share what she has learnt over the years to benefit fellow members of the SoA, and would love to serve on the committee.