We’ve got big news today.
We’re delighted to announce that Kate Burns will be joining the company on 13 September 2010 as Head of Picture Books . Kate is currently Deputy Publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books and prior to that was Publishing Director (Illustrated Books) at Orchard Books. She has 18 years’ experience of working on prize-winning and bestselling picture books including That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton, Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child and The Kiss that Missed by David Melling.
Kate (Wilson) says:
“We’re really proud that we’ve been able to attract someone of Kate’s calibre to Nosy Crow, and see it as another great indicator of the impact that we’ve begun to make. I have been a great admirer of Kate’s taste and editorial skills for many years. We’re really looking forward to supporting her as she builds a brilliant picture book list for Nosy Crow to add to books that we’ve already acquired by bestselling and prizewinning author/illustrators Axel Scheffler and Penny Dale. That our tastes are very compatible is suggested by the fact that the only book we’ve gone after and not got was bought by her!
We also look forward to using her abilities to shape text and illustrations in the development of apps for younger children – which is our priority area for apps development at the moment.”
Kate (Burns) says:
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Nosy Crow team and being part of such a new, creative and digitally-friendly and energetic company. The thought of building a picture book list from such an auspicious start and then helping to bring the books to life for today’s technology-savvy children is hugely appealing and exciting. I couldn’t be happier.”