Want to know who Jelly Bean Self-Publishing are?

 Shaun Russell (Head of Publishing):

Shaun 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 in both television and print journalism and possesses a keen commercial sensibility. Responsible for overseeing book production, he is also heavily involved in marketing.

Will Rees (Editorial Co-ordinator):

Will 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. He now has over three years experience in editorial positions, and in 2014  was lead editor of the award winning The Search for Mister Lloyd.

Andy Frankham-Allen (Project Editor):

Andy 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, as well as overseeing editorial standards throughout the company.

Lauren Thomas (Publishing Co-ordinator):

Lauren has been with Jelly Bean Self-Publishing for two years.

She has a BA degree in English from the University of Exeter, and is passionate about literature, as well as all things social media. She has experience in online journalism, digital content and copywriting.


Terry Cooper:

Terry 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.

Richard Young at NEDC (partner):

Richard came to us, cap in hand, in 2015, asking if he could do some cover illustrations for us. After the fiftieth time of him asking we eventually said yes, and he produced his first cover for Candy Jar Books’ Lethbridge-Stewart range. Since then Richard has produced numerous covers for the Lethbridge-Stewart books as well as other cover illustrations.

As well as being a freelance illustrator, Richard also runs a design company – NEDC – offering website design, graphic design and print services.