As part of the planned next phase in our sales strategy, today we are very pleased to announce the creation of an in-house Export Sales department and the appointment of Kate Fragkopoulou who has moved from Simon and Schuster, to become our first Nosy Crow Export Sales Manager.
Nosy Crow has outsourced its export selling to Gunnar Lie Associates since March 2015 but from the beginning of November 2018 Nosy Crow will operate a solely in-house Export Sales Department headed by Catherine Stokes, Head of Sales and Marketing.
Kate Wilson, Nosy Crow’s Managing Director, said: “2018 is a year in which Nosy Crow has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, won the Independent Publishers Guild Award for International Achievement, and been listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for Export. So it felt like the right time to extend our focus on world markets beyond co-edition and rights sales to the export of our own editions of our books. We already know our books work brilliantly in other languages throughout the world, and we’re confident that they’ll be embraced in English too.”
Catherine Stokes, Head of Sales and Marketing said: “This is the next strategic step in our export sales development and I am delighted to welcome Kate to our new expanded team. I would also like to thank Gunnar Lie and Associates for all their hard work in growing the Nosy Crow list thus far.”
Kate Fragkopoulou said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful team. I am looking forward to meet the challenges ahead and hope that I can contribute in making Nosy Crow’s Export Sales Department reach new heights.”
Gunnar Lie said: “The team at Gunnar Lie Associates Ltd is proud to have substantially grown the export business of Nosy Crow over the last three years and wish Nosy Crow all the best in the next phase of their development.”
Kate Fragkopoulou has taken up her post at Nosy Crow but Gunnar Lie Associates will continue to represent the Nosy Crow list until 26th October.