We’re uber-excited to announce the appointment of Peta Nightingale to the newly created role of Head of Talent here at Bookouture.
Oliver Rhodes said of the appointment,
It is very important to us that we discover the very best talent – and also that we offer a quick turnaround and positive experience to authors and agents. Peta has a wealth of experience in identifying great commercial fiction – and also has an excellent understanding of digital publishing.
As Head of Talent, Peta will manage the submissions process and, working closely with the editorial teams, focus on bringing on board talented new authors. I know she’ll do a fantastic job.
Peta said of the move,
Leaving the wonderful colleagues and authors I’ve worked with for seventeen happy years at Lucas Alexander Whitley is quite a wrench. But I have been working with Bookouture as an agent for the past couple of years and have admired the vision and energy they have as a company. When Claire and Oliver came to me with the idea of joining them, I knew I couldn’t say no. After nearly three decades in the publishing industry it’s so exciting to still be at the cutting edge and I can’t wait to be part of the team.
Peta will report to Publisher Claire Bord who commented,
We have worked closely with Peta over the last few years and have been impressed with her forward-thinking, dynamic approach to publishing combined with a strong commercial eye. I know Peta will bring a huge amount of energy and a wealth of experience to the role.
Peta Nightingale’s publishing career started at Pan Macmillan where, in the role of editor, she had the opportunity to work with such luminaries as Elizabeth Jane Howard and Wilbur Smith, and developed the early work of Annie Murray and Margaret Dickinson.
She covered the role of Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster before joining Lucas Alexander Whitley as an agent and editor. She has helped to develop several bestselling authors, including Kate Mosse, Simon Toyne and Sophie Kinsella and, in her most recent role as Head of Publishing and Editorial Services, turned Tracy Bloom, Sophie Ranald and Tilly Tennant into bestsellers.
Peta will start at Bookouture on 6th February 2017 and can be contacted at: email@example.com.
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