Karen Sullivan, Publisher of Orenda Books, and Gill Richardson, Group Sales Director of Simon & Schuster, are thrilled to announce that Simon & Schuster will be taking over sales and distribution for the Orenda list from Turnaround, and will begin selling in late summer titles imminently. Territories include the UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Africa.
Karen Sullivan says, ‘This is a fantastic move for Orenda Books; not only a natural next step for our exciting list, but also necessary to capitalise on the increasing success and press coverage of our titles. I was hugely impressed by the enthusiasm, imagination and passion of the S&S team, as well as their professionalism and proven ability not only to get great sales – across the board – but to build on them. I am absolutely confident that they can bring our fabulous books to new markets and help to raise the profile of, and establish, Orenda firmly in our existing markets.’
Gill Richardson says, ‘The Simon & Schuster UK sales team is tremendously excited at the prospect of bringing this wonderful list of books to a whole new readership. We greatly look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with retailers and book buyers, both home and international.’
Ian Chapman, CEO and Publisher, Simon & Schuster UK and International, says, ‘I have long been an admirer of the Orenda list and am delighted that we are entering into this partnership with Karen. Karen’s zest and energy around books are palpable as is her desire to find as wide a readership as possible for her excellent list. We shall do all that we can to increase her already impressive reach.’
For more information, please contact Karen@orendabooks.co.uk or Gill.Richardson@simonandschuster.co.uk.
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