The Bookseller’s 2014 Risings Stars list – an annual run-down of the best and brightest minds in the industry – has been published, and includes our very own Rights Executive, Ola Gotkowska!
The Bookseller write:
“Gotkowska may well be the newest member of the book trade in our Rising Stars, having joined Nosy Crow in July 2012. Yet her impact on the children’s publisher has been incalculable.
Scratch that, it is calculable: sales to foreign markets surged an astonishing 34% in the first full year after Gotkowska joined the team, and she is solely responsible for opening up a score of new territories for rights and coedition sales, including Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Gotkowska has also become Nosy Crow’s contact for territories—such as Turkey, China and Japan—in which it uses sub-agents; since she has come on board, Nosy Crow has concluded almost 50 deals in those territories.”
And here’s what one of Ola’s international colleagues, Christine Baker, Editorial Director of Gallimard Jeunesse, has to say:
“Ola is a natural. She has enthusiasm and conviction in everything she undertakes, ensuring that the excellence in international partner relationships—the hallmark of Nosy Crow—is kept up on a daily basis.”
You can read the full list of Rising Stars here. Congratulations, Ola – we’re all very proud of you!