Claire Bord

Publisher

My career in publishing started at Michael Joseph, a commercial imprint of what is now Penguin Random House, where I was working with both fiction and non-fiction authors. I then joined HarperCollins Fiction before moving on to run the editorial team at Avon, HarperCollins.

I joined Bookouture in its infancy five years ago, when it was a small start-up with a team of three!  I was incredibly excited to be part of such a dynamic company combining creative thinking with a data-led approach to deliver multiple, repeat bestselling authors.  I feel very proud to have played a part in building Bookouture into the successful and thriving company it is today – one of the leading digital publishers in the UK with major global reach.

It’s my entrepreneurial spirit and endless passion for reading across a broad range of non-fiction areas that has led me to set up Thread. My mission is to discover the transformative ideas and voices that will speak to curious minds everywhere and create the new non-fiction bestsellers of tomorrow.

Jenny Geras

Managing Director

I started my career in marketing, but since 2008 I have edited and published commercial fiction, first at Pan Macmillan and then at Penguin Random House, where I ran Arrow, the commercial paperback imprint of the Cornerstone division.

I joined Bookouture and Thread in 2017, and currently manage all of our editorial teams. I will be taking up a new role as Managing Director in July 2020.

Myrto Kalavrezou

Campaigns Manager

I joined Thread in 2021 after three years in the Hodder PR team where I worked across a wide range of titles on the list. I now lead the campaigns for all our non-fiction titles and work with the fantastic team to help build and shape Thread’s identity.

Nina Winters

Publishing Executive

Before joining Bookouture in 2020, I spent three years working for Ebury, Penguin Random House’s non-fiction division, and as a freelance editor.

I have worked across marketing and editorial, with a focus on audience insights and trends in non-fiction. I’m delighted to now be part of Bookouture’s non-fiction imprint Thread. I’m always looking for an exciting true story, a touching memoir or a smart new way to approach life and business.

Alex Crow

Digital Marketing Director

I have previously worked in digital marketing and digital project management, both within traditional publishing at Orion and outside the industry.

I believe Thread is challenging the existing non-fiction publishing model and the chance to work in such a dynamic and forward-thinking environment was too good to pass up.

Melanie Price

Head of Digital Marketing

Commercial publishing, building communities and connecting with readers is my passion, and after honing my skill set in a breadth of positions across the publishing industry at Head of Zeus, Hodder & Stoughton and HarperCollins, I was thrilled to join the Bookouture team in 2021 as Head of Digital Marketing. I am excited to further develop new strategies and innovations, build international author brands and reach readers all over the world as part of this dynamic team. 

Occy Carr

Digital Marketing Executive

The first four and a half years of my career were spent working as an Account Manager at an advertising agency. I joined Bookouture in 2021 as part of the digital marketing team and am really looking forward to combining my advertising and marketing knowledge with a life-long love of reading and all things book related.

Ciara Rosney

Digital Marketing Assistant

After working in digital marketing and communications outside of the publishing industry for three years, I was delighted to join Bookouture in 2021. I am excited to use my marketing experience and passion for books of all kinds to help grow our readership and reach audiences all over the world. 

Alba Proko

Head of Audio Publishing

Before joining Bookouture in 2020, I spent three years working for Ebury, Penguin Random House’s non-fiction division, and as a freelance editor.

I have worked across marketing and editorial, with a focus on audience insights and trends in non-fiction. I’m delighted to now be part of Bookouture’s non-fiction imprint Thread. I’m always looking for an exciting true story, a touching memoir or a smart new way to approach life and business.

Peta Nightingale

Contracts, Rights and Translations Director

I joined Bookouture in February 2017 after 28 years in publishing both as a publisher, and as an agent with LAW Ltd (now The Soho Agency). Commercial fiction has always been my passion and in 2012 I set up and ran LAW’s digital author publishing list, creating some notable Kindle bestsellers in the process, including Tracy Bloom, Tilly Tennant, Emma Davies and Sophie Ranald – all now Bookouture authors.

When Bookouture asked me to join their hugely successful team, it was an obvious and very exciting next step. Here, I run the contracts and rights departments, and manage the submissions process, working with authors both through agents and directly, to develop their work and find the perfect editorial home amongst our brilliant team. I also manage all the communications with our author family and with the trade press, to spread the word about why we are changing the face of global publishing.

Richard King

Rights Director

I joined Bookouture in 2021 after 10 years in the Rights team at Orion, where I sold a wide variety of rights, including translation and film/TV rights, across the entire Orion list. Now Bookouture are bringing our rights business back in-house, I am the go-to person for translation rights in all territories and film/TV rights across the Bookouture catalogue.


Saidah Graham

Rights Executive

After completing an MA in Publishing Media in 2017, I started my publishing career as a Rights Assistant at Bonnier Books in 2018. After 2 years there, I joined the Bookouture team in the Autumn of 2020. It’s exciting to be immersed in the innovative world of digital-first publishing and to be part of a team seeking out new roads in translation markets around the world.