Inez Munsch will move from Hardie Grant Publishing to become m.d. of Abrams & Chronicle Books in September.
She takes over from Brenda Marsh who is returning to the US after serving in the position since June 2016. Munsch will take over the role at the London-based company on 23rd September, the A&CB board announced today (15th July).
Munsch is currently the UK and export sales director at Hardie Grant Publishing. Since she joined in 2014, the company has consistently achieved year on year growth, streamlining and diversifying their sales channels and adapting to the changing market. Prior to joining Hardie Grant Publishing, Munsch spent more than 10 years working at Bloomsbury Publishing where she gained experience working across a variety of different areas of the business that culminated in her role as head of UK sales.
Michael Jacobs, president and c.e.o. of Abrams, said: “Inez brings an extensive range of experience to her new role as MD of Abrams & Chronicle Books. She has worked across a broad spectrum of sales channels, in the UK and export markets, and with gift, trade, illustrated, and children’s books. Her outstanding track record of developing and implementing successful sales strategies and her wealth of knowledge about the markets they operate in will help drive A&CB’s continued growth.”
“In addition to her considerable experience, Inez brings a passion for our publishing and a clear vision for the future,” Tyrrell Mahoney, president of Chronicle Books, said. “As our new managing director Inez is certain to lead both the business and our talented and capable team to new levels of success in the UK and throughout Europe.”
Munsch will oversee a team of 23 sales, operations, marketing, and publicity professionals from their new base in Smithfield, where the company recently relocated to, as well as an extensive sales team based in their respective territories which cover both the UK and export markets.
She said: “Brenda has achieved so much in her time at Abrams & Chronicle Books and I am honoured to be stepping into her role. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to lead such an accomplished team, I have always admired the work that they do and the quality and variety of the lists that both Abrams and Chronicle Books publish and those of the lists they represent.”
In addition to the Abrams and Chronicle lists, A&CB Books also distributes other fine illustrated and gift and stationery publishers across the UK and international markets.