Bookouture are delighted to announce that Natasha Harding will be joining the team as Associate Publisher, reporting to Publisher Claire Bord. She leaves her current role as Commissioning Editor at Avon.
It has been a privilege to work with the wonderfully talented and versatile team at Avon on such an impressive list of authors,
However, the impact that Bookouture has made on the publishing industry in the last few years has been hugely impressive and inspiring, so I am delighted to be joining such a creative and passionate team at an incredibly exciting phase as they become part of Hachette UK.
Natasha has very strong commercial instincts, finding great talent and turning them into huge bestsellers. Her clear publishing vision has led to enormous success for authors such as Gill Paul and Elaine Everest. We are absolutely delighted to welcome her to the Bookouture team.
In her role at Avon, Natasha acquired digital bestsellers Philippa Ashley and Sam Carrington as well as editing authors including Fiona Gibson, Claudia Carroll and Marnie Richies. Previously at Pan Macmillan, she worked with stars of the commercial fiction list including Kerry Wilkinson, Annie Murray, Lucy Diamond and Catherine Ingelman-Sundberg.
Natasha joins Bookouture on 11th April and can be reached from that date on firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Hunt is joining as Publishing Assistant on 29th March, reporting to Jenny Geras. Jennifer worked for three years as assistant to Araminta Whitley at LAW literary agency, where, among other things, she managed Sophie Kinsella’s social media. She has most recently been working as PA to the Dean of South Bank University.
Bookouture bring passion and attention to detail to every book they publish and I’m thrilled to be joining them as the team and their successes grow.
Jennifer can be reached on email@example.com
Ellen Gleeson also joins as Publishing Assistant reporting to Natasha Harding. Ellen, previously at HarperCollins and most recently at the University of Manchester joins the team on 29th March.
Bookouture’s intelligent and ambitious approach to publishing quality commercial fiction means they have an exciting future ahead of them and I’m delighted to be joining the team.
Ellen can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
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