Jólabókaflóð, the joy of reading- CHRISTOPHER NORRIS
'A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.' – Samuel Johnson
A visionary at heart, Christopher has a portfolio career of ventures that link book publishing, digital media, television, music and film. Founder, CopyGhosting Publishing Services (editorial and marketing agency) and Editor and Development Executive for Insight Film Festival, you could see his face lights up when he talks about the Jolabokaflod Book, promoting the Icelandic cultural tradition to a global audience.
Inspired by the legacy of over seventy years of the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð (‘Christmas book flood’, in English), the Jolabokaflod Book Campaign exists to encourage people to buy books to give to friends, family and members of their local communities as presents to mark and celebrate Christmas, anniversaries, holidays, and other festive and faith-based occasions. The Campaign then prompts the book-buyers to inspire the recipients of their gifts to start reading the books straight away.
Christopher understands really well the challenges creative people face while turning their dreams into reality and he brings a wealth of contribution to the Crowdfunding world at CrowdPatch. Christopher also serves on the All-Party Parliamentary Committee for Crowdfunding, chaired by Barry Sheerman MP, that meets quarterly at the House of Commons.
In his spare time, Christopher is also acting Chairman of the arts and media charity, Seeds, which runs a long-term mentoring scheme annually called ‘Artist in Your Own Residence’ for creative artists and media producers. He is also a Director of the Arts Centre Group charity, a membership organisation to support and encourage creatives engaged in the arts, media and entertainment industries.
Christopher is also a Fellow of the RSA, a member of the MCC and a member of the Club at the Café Royal, where his great-grandfather was a commis chef in the 1890s.
Christopher loves meeting people and making connections; he would love to hear from you, so please do get in touch with him and introduce yourself.
If you missed his workshops at the Authors Awards London, connect with him as nobody could inspire the joy of reading more than Christopher does https://jolabokaflod.org/