Emma Harrow is leaving Simon & Schuster UK next month to go freelance after 12 years with the publisher.
Currently marketing and publicity director for S&S UK’s adult division, she will leave on 8th June to set up as an independent publicist.
Recently she has worked on the campaigns for Rupi Kaur's The Sun and Her Flowers and Hillary Clinton's What Happened and has been Philippa Gregory's long standing book publicist since 2009.
Harrow has also been a publicist to books by Richard Madeley, Amanda Holden, Lynda La Plante, Milly Johnson, Jeremy Bowen and Julie Summers and was also recently nominated for the annual PPC non-fiction award for What Happened.
She joined S&S UK as a senior press officer in 2006 after moving from a press officer role at Ebury, then within Random House.
“After a dozen brilliant years looking after some of Simon & Schuster's most incredible authors, brands and high-profile books I feel well prepared to take this leap,” Harrow said.
“I'm excited to see what can be achieved as a freelance publicist dedicating time and energy to delivering impactful and memorable campaigns, working closely with authors. I will miss the team greatly, and look forward to working with S&S and other publishers in a new capacity in the future.”
The publisher’s c.e.o. Ian Chapman said: "We are hugely sad to say goodbye to Emma and we thank her for everything that she has done to bring a wide range of our titles, fiction and non-fiction, to the media’s and the public’s attention.
“We thank her, for her wisdom, her energy, hard work, her can-do, will-do approach, her great sense of humour and her intuition around the needs of our authors.”
He said the company “is grateful for the huge and valuable part she has played within our adult publicity and marketing department and within the company as a whole”.
Harrow can be contacted on email@example.com.