Tales Post – Inside Stripes – Caroline Hill-Trevor


As part of my prize for winning the UKYABA for Champion Newcomer in March 2015 I was offered exclusivity on all Stripes titles and content as well as a wonderful book voucher and of course a beautiful award!









I thought to coincide with this it would be nice to gain an insight into the team at Stripes and get to know them and their department a little better.

To do this I tasked the lovely people at Stripes with a gruelling questionnaire…..okay maybe it wasn’t gruelling and kind of fun …. *evil laugh*

And Inside Stripes was born….


Over the course of the month Inside Stripes will aim to give people a look into the Stripes world, the team, their departments and more.

Here’s a little sneak peak at the Stripes Publishing office!

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Who are you?

Caroline Hill-Trevor


Which department do you work in?

Rights and Contracts

What is the departments function at Stripes?

I handle author and illustrator contracts for Stripes, and head up the subsidiary rights, mostly translation rights but also permissions, tv and film, audio, etc.

What is your job title?

Rights Consultant

Tell us a little about what you do or things you work on in your department.

Lots of contracts! The fun part is meeting publishers from all over the world and matching Stripes titles to their lists.

What are you currently working on whilst you are answering this questionnaire…if you are allowed to share?

Following up submissions made after Bologna, wading through lots of royalty statements and starting preparation for Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

What is the favourite part of your job?

Getting to know publishers from all over the world, their lists and the markets they operate in.

Now it’s time for…..Quick-Fire Questions!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Very lucky woman

Favourite book?

My Big Brother Boris by Liz Pichon


What’s your favourite place on earth?

At the moment, Minchinhampton in the Cotswolds, where I live.

What’s your favourite food?

That’s an easy one, everyone knows my favourite food is broccoli.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

My dog, Timmy (he’s a person, not a thing)

If you could time warp yourself to any point in history when would it be, who would you hang out with?


If you had a super power what would it be?

Fitting 16 hours into an 8 hour day.

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

Falling asleep on my bed with my shoes on and my handbag on my shoulder after a night out at Frankfurt Book Fair.


Want to know more about the Stripes Publishing Team….find more blog posts by clicking on the links below…

Inside Stripes – Jessie Sullivan

Inside Stripes – Nik Bhatia

Inside Stripes – Ruth Bennett

Inside Stripes – Jesse Green

Inside Stripes – Emily Hibbs

Inside Stripes – Jane Harris

Inside Stripes – Ali Ardington

Inside Stripes – Hayley Castle

So there you have it! That’s awesome Caroline Hill-Trevor!

A huge thank you to Caroline and all of Stripes Publishing who played along with my questionnaire idea! You are all awesome!

You can follow Stripes Publishing using @Stripesbooks

Or check out their awesome website – www.stripespublishing.co.uk

Check back soon for more Inside Stripes!



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