Emily Labram, product manager at HarperCollins, will join the publishing management software start-up Bibliocloud, run by Emma Barnes, in March.
Labram will be joining from HarperCollins, where she won the 2015 FutureBook Best Adult Digital Book award with her app for Game of Thrones. Both Labram and Barnes were shortlisted for the FutureBook Digital Achievers award in 2015.
Barnes said: “We’ve been looking to expand our team for a while, but we only want people in the top 1%. Emily is an astonishing talent and we’re delighted that she’s chosen to join us as our first hire. I’m particularly pleased that she will be learning to code as part of her job and contributing from day one to the Bibliocloud codebase and customer experience.”
Labram said she feels "hugely excited" about the move and admires Bibliocloud's mission to "liberate publishers from manual work through [its] beautifully automated system."
She added: "It’s been four growthful years at HarperCollins, but I’m now keen to gain programming skills so as to make an even more tangible difference to the wider industry."
Bibliocloud is a rights, royalties, contracts and metadata management system founded by Barnes in 2011.