Bookouture promotes Lawrence to commissioning editor

Bookouture promotes Lawrence to commissioning editor

Bookouture has promoted Maisie Lawrence from publishing executive to commissioning editor.

Since joining in February 2018, Lawrence has worked on the Betty Rowlands backlist publishing programme and has started to grow the list with authors Beth Miller and J. M. Hewitt.

Before moving to Bookouture, she worked at Simon and Schuster as an editorial assistant and Canelo as a marketing executive. She was also a co-founder of Pride in Publishing.

Publisher Jenny Geras said: “Since joining Bookouture last year, she has done brilliant work alongside many of our editors on their authors, at the same time as starting to grow her own list. We can’t wait to see what she does next.”

Lawrence added: “I’m thrilled to be stepping into this role within a team I already love and which is so supportive, creative and forward-looking. I’ve learned a huge amount since I started at Bookouture and I love the author-centric, data-driven way that we work. I can’t wait to find some incredible writers and bring more commercial bestsellers to our brilliant list.”

The digital imprint has unveiled several staff changes recently, including appointing Hodder crime and fiction publisher Ruth Tross as a publishing director and publisher Claire Bord starting a new non-fiction list.