Canongate promotes Frame and takes on Ward-Best

Canongate promotes Frame and takes on Ward-Best

Canongate has promoted Anna Frame to publicity director and appointed Cornerstone’s Celeste Ward-Best to cover the maternity leave of head of marketing Vicki Watson.

The independent publisher said it had promoted head of publicity Anna Frame to publicity director “in recognition of her consistently outstanding work as both a publicist and team leader”. Frame first joined the publisher as a publicity assistant more than 10 years ago and has won two PPC Annual Awards for her work on Amy Liptrot's memoir The Outrun, and Robert Webb's How Not To Be A Boy. She became head of publicity in 2013.

Meanwhile Ward-Best will become marketing director on 2nd January 2019. Ward-Best has worked at Bloomsbury and Penguin General previously as well as Cornerstone most recently where she has been head of marketing, running campaigns for Sebastian Faulks, Tara Westover, Helen Dunmore and Anthony Horowitz. She joined Cornerstone in 2015.

Ward-Best said: “I’ve had the most fantastic time at Penguin Random House working alongside talented colleagues and friends at both Penguin General and Cornerstone and I will miss everyone enormously. However, I’m extremely proud to be taking up a new role at Canongate, a company and team whose passion and creativity I’ve long admired and I look forward to playing a role in their next successes.”

Jenny Fry, communications director at Canongate, said: “Bringing someone of Celeste’s calibre on board is hugely positive for Canongate and will only serve to ensure that our campaigns don’t skip a beat in the year ahead.”