Bonnier’s Amelia Evans will move back to Cornerstone as rights director while Annamika Singh will also join the imprint as rights assistant from Dorling Kindersley.
Evans has spent two and a half years at Bonnier Books UK, where she headed up the adult nonfiction rights department with responsibility for all sub-rights sales, including the US. She has worked with a range of high profile authors including Professor Steve Peters, Lily Allen and Jenson Button and struck a major US deal for Roger Daltrey’s autobiography in a nine-way publisher auction.
Evans started her publishing career at Ebury in 2007, progressing from rights assistant to rights manager before joining Cornerstone in 2014, where she was primarily responsible for translation rights, securing multiple licenses for Phil Collins and other bestsellers including John Cleese. Evans joined Bonnier as senior rights manager in 2017 before being promoted to Rights Director.
Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone, said: “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Amelia back to Cornerstone as rights director and valuable new member of our executive team. A popular and hardworking team player, Amelia will help develop our rights business to the next level and I am very much looking forward to working with her.”
Evans said: “I have loved my time at Bonnier Books UK and feel sad to be leaving my wonderful colleagues, but the opportunity to re-join Cornerstone and the wider Penguin Random House family was too good to miss. I am thrilled to reconnect with the fantastic team and to once again be working on Cornerstone’s impressive list.”
Also joining the team as rights executive is Annamika Singh, who has worked in international publicity and licensing at Dorling Kindersley since 2016, following the completion of her MA at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
Evans joins Cornerstone on 27th August and Singh begins in July.