Ian Lamb, Bloomsbury’s head of children’s marketing and publicity, is stepping down after 16 years with the company.
Lamb began his career at Bloomsbury in 2005, and has led the children's marketing and publicity team for the children’s division since 2014. Since joining the publisher, he has worked on the Harry Potter books as well as with a roster of authors and illustrators including Jim Kay, Neil Gaiman, Brian Conaghan and Emily Gravett.
He said: “In my 16 years at Bloomsbury I have been privileged to work with a huge range of wonderful authors and illustrators. I have also had the good fortune to work with creative, enthusiastic and passionate colleagues. Seeing the impact that books can make on a child’s life will be something that continues to inspire me.”
Nicola Hill, Bloomsbury’s group director, consumer marketing and publicity, added: “Many thanks to Ian for all his hard work on the children’s list and his involvement with the broader children’s book world throughout his 16 years at Bloomsbury. Ian has been a considerate and supportive team leader. He has been a core part of the Harry Potter team and a huge support to Jim Kay and the rest of the talent working on these titles. Ian has done a wonderful job of representing Bloomsbury in the children’s trade and with our many partners and given great support to many of our authors and illustrators throughout the years. We wish him all the very best.”