We wanted to let you know about some changes that will be taking place at Bookouture over the next couple of months.
It is with a heavy but very affectionate heart that we must say goodbye to two much-loved members of our team – Associate Publisher, Keshini Naidoo, and Managing Editor, Lauren Finger. Both Keshini and Lauren have contributed immeasurably to the growth and success of Bookouture and they will be hugely missed by all of us. They have provided the ultimate support to the team and our authors with their extraordinary work ethic and unerring good humour, and it is difficult to imagine Bookouture without them. But we wish Keshini the hugest luck in joining a new publishing venture from the end of July. And we wish Lauren all the very best as she takes her family back to Australia at the end of August to enjoy everything an Antipodean lifestyle has to offer.
Of course, where there are goodbyes, there are always people to welcome too. And we are absolutely delighted to tell you that our own wonderful Jessie Botterill has been promoted to Associate Publisher.
And stepping into Lauren’s role, we are thrilled to welcome Alex Holmes who joins us from Jessica Kingsley Publishers where she has been Senior Production Editor for the past three years.
Alongside these changes, Jenny Geras has been promoted to Publisher in recognition of the huge contribution she has made in building up our second editorial team from scratch since her appointment only eighteen months ago.
In a similar vein, Alex Crow has been promoted to Head of Digital Marketing in appreciation of the way he has brilliantly expanded and improved our marketing campaigns and systems.
Alongside Alex, Jules Macadam has been promoted to Marketing Executive, and all four of our brilliant publishing assistants – Jennifer Hunt, Ellen Gleeson, Leodora Darlington and Maisie Lawrence – have been promoted to Publishing Executive – all five promotions designed to reflect their rapid development and take up of additional duties.
And last but certainly not least, Peta Nightingale has been promoted, to Head of Talent, Contracts and Rights, to reflect the way her role has expanded over the past eighteen months.
We know that you will join us in wishing those who are moving on, moving up and joining us, the very best of luck and good wishes.