Tales Post – Inside Stripes – Nik Bhatia


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?

Nik Bhatia!


Which department do you work in?

I work in the Group Sales Department

What is the departments function at Stripes?

Our job ensures that distributors buy our lovely books and have them on display for the reader!

What is your job title?

Export Sales Executive

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

My job is to Export English Language Books to our distribution partners across the world!

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

We’re currently working very hard on the 2016 Publication program and working through logistics to make sure it we get the best possible promotion of our lovely titles.

What is the favourite part of your job?

When we receive fantastic reviews from our customers!

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

Describe yourself in 3 words

Loud!  Blunt…!

That’s only two….I will let you off this time!

Favourite book?

Peek-a-boo A to Z (Brand new 2016 title) – such a beautiful illustrated book!

What’s your favourite place on earth?

Ohh, that’s tough – probably the US. It has everything – adventure, beaches, shopping, attractions and lots of food places!

What’s your favourite food?


Favourite word?


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


If you had a super power what would it be?

Fly – any day! How cool would that be!

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

Fell asleep at a party…. On the dancefloor!


Tell us something funny about another member of the Stripes Team!

Jessie eats around 2-3 packets of crisp a day (not so much funny, more naming and shaming!)


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 – Ruth Bennett

Inside Stripes – Jesse Green

Inside Stripes – Emily Hibbs

Inside Stripes – Jane Harris

Inside Stripes – Ali Ardington

Inside Stripes – Caroline Hill-Trevor

Inside Stripes – Hayley Castle

So there you have it! That’s awesome Nik!

A huge thank you to Nik 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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