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 stepped up to the role of Managing Director in July 2020.
Before joining Bookouture in 2020, I spent three years working for Ebury, Penguin Random House’s leading 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 working across Bookouture’s fiction and Thread’s non-fiction lists. I’m always looking for exciting new voices, gripping true stories, chilling true crime that keeps me turning the pages, a moving memoir from a unique perspective or a smart new way to approach life and business.
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.
Digital Communications 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.
Digital Marketing Director
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.
Digital Marketing Manager
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.