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She began her publisher careers in Random House's sales division about twenty years ago.
She began her publisher careers in Random House's sales division about twenty years ago. Soon she became Director of Advertising and Promotions for one of her departments, The Crown Publishing Group. Twelve years later she relocated to New York's Hudson Valley, where she worked as Director of Authors Event in an independant bookshop.
She has worked for a large publisher and an independant bookshop, giving her a great and priceless view into each of the projects she works on. Understanding the value of in-house business, on-line advertising, shop positioning, digital signage, digital signage, digital signage, and more, she works to ensure that all of these elements are in place for every single one.
Their aim is to successfully guide their customers through the whole publishing processes, from authoring, processing and polished contents to advertising, promotion, production and every aspect of the publishing world.
I began my professional life in New York more than twenty years ago when I became an internationally active literature scouts shortly after I graduated from Columbia (BA, 1994).
I began my professional life in New York more than twenty years ago when I became an internationally active literature scouts shortly after I graduated from Columbia (BA, 1994). I spent almost a decennium informing top overseas companies about the US publisher landscape and counseling them on which titles they should launch in their respective market.
Yet since my childhood at the International Brussels College I have regarded myself as Americans and Europeans. I' ve learnt from the most inspirational agencies and writers in the US, UK and Europe. In 2005, when I relocated from New York to Edinburgh to work for the world-renowned freelance publishing house Canongate Books, I assisted in the creation of the myth series, which was a little like the United Nations in the literature scene when I consulted with publishing houses in forty different nations.
Based in London, where I was a seven-year agency that founded United Agents, I administered overseas copyrights for a broad variety of writers, from well-known personalities to major debut works, and for all types of literature and non-fiction. I' ve become famous all over the world because I received several translations for writers like Eleanor Catton and Chigozie Obioma long before they won awards.
I' ve assisted some authors to explode through the literature with their first or second books, while stubbornly fighting for others on a more progressive voyage. I' m happy to work with the largest publishers, but I also know that an author's sometimes starts with a fierce independant journal.
And I have close relations with publishing houses in all important countries. Since 1996 I have visited the Frankfurt Book Fair every year and since 2000 the London Book Fair. Life in Barcelona has helped me to stay bright, healthful and imaginative, while at the same time allowing me to make impromptu trips to any other part of Europe for publishing gatherings, literature festival and writers' activities.
Acknowledging the importance of the US publisher, I dedicate a lot of my spare minute and energy to nurturing and extending my relationship in New York, where I spent a few month of the year. With a foothold in Europe and another foothold in the US, I am well placed to be a trusted advocate of writers in a shifting global marketplace and to advocate writers whose writings inspire audiences across national and cultural boundaries.
Among the writers whose works I have been selling worldwide are Alan Bennett, John Boyne, Christopher Brookmyre, Jane Casey, Eleanor Catton, Alain de Botton, Nick Flynn, Ben Goldacre, Andrew Sean Greer, Steven Hall, Samantha Harvey, Nick Hornby, Erin Kelly, Nicole Krauss, Nick Lane, Simon Mawer, Colin McAdam, Ruth Rendell, Danny Wallace, Mark Watson, Kate Williams.