We’re delighted to announce that Isobel Akenhead is moving from Kobo to Bookouture to take up the role of Associate Publisher. Akenhead will report to Publishing Director Jenny Geras.
From 2005-2012, Akenhead worked at Hodder, rising from Editorial Assistant to Senior Editor for women’s fiction and working with authors including Lucy Dillon, Melissa Hill and Alexandra Potter. From there, she took on a role as Digital Promotions Manager for the whole Hachette group before moving to Kobo as Merchandiser for UK and Ireland.
Jenny Geras said:
Isobel’s experience brilliantly combines commercial fiction publishing, digital sales and retail, making her a great match for Bookouture. I can’t wait for her to join us and I know that she will do a fantastic job bringing new talent to the list.
Isobel Akenhead said:
For my entire publishing career, through a decade as an editor, two years in digital sales and three great years as an ebook retailer with Kobo, I have sought the same things – a passion for storytelling, smart publishing, and great books. As a result, it is such a joy to be joining the Bookouture team – one of the most innovative and exciting in the business. I look forward to bringing my editorial, digital and commercial skills together and to acquiring and publishing some brilliant books.
Isobel Akenhead joins Bookouture on 29 August. Last month, it was announced that Kathryn Taussig will also be moving to Bookouture from Quercus in August to join the same editorial team.
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