Jerome made non-fiction publisher at HC

Jerome made non-fiction publisher at HC

Natalie Jerome has been promoted to non-fiction publisher at HarperCollins, taking on the role with immediate effect.

Jerome, who was previously editorial director for HarperNonFiction, will report into Kate Elton, executive publisher fiction and non-fiction. The move follows the departure of Carole Tonkinson from her role as non-fiction publisher at HarperCollins, leaving in May to set up an imprint at Pan Macmillan.

HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne said: "I’m delighted to be able to recognise the fantastic contribution Natalie has made to our Non-Fiction publishing over the past seven years with this hugely well-deserved promotion. Non-Fiction remains an absolutely core component in our publishing mix.  Across the whole portfolio of celebrity, cookery, inspirational memoir, MBS and sports, I want us to be bold and passionate, I’d like us to be the first to uncover new talent and help shape the household names of the future.  Nat has an impressive track record in that already.”

Jerome has published books from bands such as One Direction. She has been with the company for seven years, and was previously at Ebury, Macmillan, and Virgin Books.

She said: "I’m looking forward to expanding my remit to include Thorsons, Sport, Cookery and our new digital first list Harper True, while continuing to lead our entertainment publishing. In a tough and demanding market it’s all the more important to have real clarity around our Non-Fiction publishing and to maximise the potential of our existing authors, some of whom like Lorraine Pascale and One Direction are major brands and household names."

Elton said: "Over Nat’s seven years here she has published some of HarperCollins' biggest and most important Non-Fiction titles - not least the mighty One Direction and, coming this autumn, the new global pop sensation 5SOS.  Like all the very best publishers, she publishes both from the heart and the head, bringing an infectious and instinctive passion and an acute strategic intelligence to everything she does."