Independent publicist Hannah Corbett is joining Pan this month in a newly-created head of publicity role.
Corbett, nominated for a British Book Award this year after her work on Pan Mac’s The Secret Barrister, will work with communications director Claire Evans on publicity strategy for the Pan list. She will also implement her own fiction and non-fiction campaigns.
She has previously worked in-house at Vintage, FMcM Associates, Simon & Schuster and, most recently, providing maternity cover as communications director for John Murray . During her time working freelance she has publicised books for Bloomsbury, Picador, Dead Ink Books, Harper Collins, Bonnier Books UK, Salt Publishing, Peter Owen and Bluebird amongst others. Corbett has been involved with the promotion of the Penderyn Music Book Prize, Joffe Books, the New Dutch Writing campaign and the Edinburgh Wellness Festival.
Corbett said: “I am excited to be starting this new chapter in my publishing career at such a prestigious and dynamic publishing house. I have hugely enjoyed working independently and am sad to be leaving my clients, but the opportunity to help shape the future publicity strategy for the Pan division alongside Claire Evans, and to become part of Sara Lloyd's award-winning communications department was one that I couldn’t resist. I look forward to working with the whole fantastic team there.
Evans added: "I am delighted that Hannah is joining the Pan communications team. Hannah demonstrates the perfect blend of skills and experience alongside the ambition to drive commercial success. She brings us the strategic thinking to help grow the profile and sales of our authors, the creativity to lead inventive campaigns which generate great coverage, the wisdom and experience to develop a team and of course an impeccable range of contacts. I am thrilled to be welcoming her to the team."