Crystal Mahey-Morgan will leave Zed Books to focus on her new storytelling lifestyle brand, OWN IT!
Mahey-Morgan joined Zed Books six months ago as digital sales and marketing director and has contributed to a number of publications including The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis, a trilogy of re-issues by Nawal El Saadawi and the worldwide digital release of Assata Shakur’s autobiography.
Mahey-Morgan leaves to dedicate herself full time to her venture OWN IT!, a storytelling lifestyle brand telling stories across books, music, fashion and film. Mahey-Morgan has been shortlisted for Digital Achiever of the Year at this year's FutureBook Awards for her work at OWN IT!
She said: “Being able to work with Zed over the last six months has been both interesting and refreshing. I’m sure it will continue to go from strength to strength, especially with some of the exciting plans it has for 2016.
“While I’ll continue to be available for freelance and consultancy work, I’m very excited to say that OWN IT! has rapidly developed and grown to a stage where I now need to commit to it on a more full time basis. The first release, Don't be Alien, an animated song and multi-media digital book will be released on the 30th November and there are more multi-media digital projects lined up for early 2016. This is an extremely exciting time for OWN IT! and I’m very much looking forward to the months and year ahead.”
Zed Books said: “It is great to see how OWN IT! has grown so quickly and it’s even more exciting to see a publisher being such a genuine platform for new voices.”
Mahey-Morgan will leave Zed Books on the 20th November.