Taussig joins Bookouture from Quercus

Taussig joins Bookouture from Quercus

Kathryn Taussig, currently senior commissioning editor at Quercus, is moving to Bookouture to take up the role of associate publisher.

Taussig will report to publishing director Jenny Geras, who joined the company earlier this year from Arrow at Cornerstone.

Taussig joined Quercus in 2011 from Susanna Lea Associates, and moved from her first role in the rights department to editorial, where she was promoted from editorial assistant to commissioning editor, and then senior commissioning editor working on the fiction list. Her list there includes digital bestsellers Linda Green, Joanna Bolouri, Tracy Rees and Cate Woods.

Geras said: "I’m absolutely delighted to have Kathryn joining the team and I know that she will be a perfect match for Bookouture. She has a brilliant eye for commercial talent, and a great track record of publishing digital fiction creatively."

Taussig said: "I have been lucky to have worked at Quercus, where I have always been encouraged to experiment and push myself creatively. The prospect of joining the Bookouture team, which has set the industry standard for savvy digital publishing, is incredibly exciting. I have always marveled at the passion and intelligence they bring to their commercial fiction publishing, and I'm so pleased now to have the chance to become a part of it."

Taussig will start her new role on 7th August, and joins the publisher's "second editorial team" which consists of commissioning editors Jessie Botterill and Helen Jenner, and publishing assistant Jennifer Hunt.

Quercus is an imprint of Hachette, which acquired Bookouture earlier this year.