Doug Wallace


The Book Trade Charity
The Book Trade Charity (BTBS), established 1837, is the trades own welfare charity, offering help to anyone who has worked in the trade for more than one year (employed, self-employed or freelance) in a range of roles across publishing, distribution and bookselling and who has a problem, whether personal, financial or health related. The Charity offers direct financial assistance to individuals in need through its Grants programme, giving one hundred thousand pounds in 2012 and subsidised housing for some three dozen at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. BTBS helps around 200 people a year, in circumstances which include disability, long-term illness, redundancy, debt including rent arrears, poverty, carer situations.
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Doug Wallace

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I'm Doug and I work as the Marketing Director for the London-based graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero

I'm running the London Marathon for the first time this April in aid of a wonderful cause – The Book Trade Charity. It's a welfare charity and I've been associated with it for three years or so as a Board member and in my former role as Chair of the Society of Young Publishers. 

Because the charity helps individuals in a relatively small industry, its many achievements are necessarily confidential. What I can say is that the charity helps people year-round in circumstances which include disability, long-term illness, redundancy, debt including rent arrears, poverty, carer situations. The pivotal role that the charity plays in people's lives from publishing, book selling and distribution would only be revealed if it had to cease its work. For many people it is a lifeline for others it just provides support at times of crisis.

If you are a friend or family member of mine... I would be delighted if you support me to raise money through this run. As you know, I don't have any running pedigree – let alone long-distance running – so this will be a struggle!

If you work at a publishing house, a bookshop, a literary agency, a book distributors or work freelance in publishing... I urge you to support this fundraising run, which may help you (or one of your colleagues) in the near future. Please feel free to use this as an excuse to put your hand in your pocket and give something (Especially as there is no "Walkies" planned for 2011).

If you are an author or illustrator... please don't feel left out. You're the very heart of the publishing industry and your contribution is gratefully received!

I'm running as part of "Team Book Trade" which is:

Julia Adams (Hachette Childrens)
Mark Labrum (Wiley)
Jessica Lee (Yale University Press) 
Mark Schurer (Penguin) 
Doug Wallace (SelfMadeHero)

You may like to sponsor them as well! 

If you have "skipped to the end", please just take away this one thought:

Give early, give often!


Recent donors

20.04.11 Well done Wallace!

19.04.11 Good effort Doug!

18.04.11 well done Doug. hope you're recovering well.

18.04.11 Well done Wallace!

17.04.11 1 English pound per mile Wallace. Well done old chap x

17.04.11 Hope you have a great race Doug - Ross Tell me about it next week - Ash

17.04.11 All the best!

16.04.11 Best wishes Doug! We'll be thinking about you on Sunday morning!


15.04.11 Good luck Doug... will be there to cheer you on! x

15.04.11 Best of luck Doug xx

15.04.11 Go get em tiger

15.04.11 LBF consultancy charges (PO 06482)

15.04.11 Go for it!

15.04.11 Try to not to 'do a Jade' x

15.04.11 Run, Forrest, Run

14.04.11 Good luck Doug! Alex

13.04.11 Good luck the Wallace!

13.04.11 very proud of you wallace!


24.03.11 Good luck Mr Wallace. Yous better be wearing yous Kilt & clan colours you ken me

23.03.11 Hope the training is going well!

08.03.11 Good luck, Kiddo.

08.03.11 Good luck Doug's cardiovascular system!

02.03.11 Fathers For Justice is a fine cause - keep up the good fight!


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Claire Shanahan
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