I am experienced in event management including author tours, have excellent media contacts and in-depth knowledge of the UK book selling landscape. I greatly enjoy working closely with authors, creating persuasive and authentic content to maximise coverage.
- Publishers' Publicity Circle Award (2016) - Sports Book category shortlisting
- The Times British Sports Book of the Year (2013) - commissioning and publicising the winner
- MA (Hons) Geography, Edinburgh University
Working in the Comms team at Pan Macmillan’s lifestyle imprint, Bluebird, I delivered fully integrated title campaigns to drive the profile and sale of established high-profile authors such as Oprah Winfrey, Prue Leith, and Russell Brand, as well as debut writers including Melinda Gates and cookery brand Pinch of Nom, the fastest selling UK non-fiction title ever recorded.
During my time at Bloomsbury I successfully campaigned across Sports, Nautical, Yearbooks and selected Lifestyle and Cookery imprints, including the internationally recognised brands Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, Reed’s Nautical Almanac and Who’s Who reference books.
Icon Books/ Corinthian Books
I steered the PR while at Icon, which included achieving #1 Sunday Times bestseller status for Mark Forsyth’s The Etymologicon through an extensive and targeted national PR campaign and securing BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. For Icon's sport imprint, Corinthian, I commissioned new titles, structurally edited manuscripts, liaised with designers and oversaw production of books - included commissioning and publicising The Times British Sports Book of the Year (2013), Bobby’s Open.