Nosy Crow has recruited Ruth Tinham to lead a UK field sales team handling independent shops, wholesalers, heritage and gift accounts in-house.
Tinham was formerly head of children’s sales for Kings Road Publishing, a division of Bonnier. She will start on 1st April, building a team with a further three members to be recruited.
Catherine Stokes, head of UK and export sales and marketing, said: “This is an exciting new phase in our UK sales growth strategy. The UK’s independent bookshops, gift, heritage and wholesale accounts have always been so supportive and energetic in the selling of the Nosy Crow list and we know that customer feedback and the greatest possible collaboration is essential to maintain and grow those sales on the high street and beyond.
“Creating an all-new Nosy Crow field sales team will enable us to be even closer (and listen even harder) to our customers and we will be creating an exciting new, bespoke and innovative marketing and PR offering as part of this.”
Bounce Sales & Marketing will continue to manage all current business with their contracted accounts until 30th June.
Kate Wilson, m.d, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Robert Snuggs and his excellent team at Bounce who have represented our list superbly ever since our first publication in 2011. We are so very grateful to them. But it was always our eventual intention to bring UK field sales in-house, and we’ve reached a point in our growth where this is possible. We love the vibrant community of independent and other shops that sell our books, and we look forward to working with them more closely and directly.”
Bounce m.d. Robert Snuggs, added: “When Kate Wilson first approached us about launching Nosy Crow, it was clear that she had big ambitions for the list. The team at Bounce have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kate, her team, their authors and illustrators and feel a great sense of accomplishment in having been able to be part of realising that ambition and introducing their wonderful books to so many booksellers. We wish Nosy Crow all the best with its future growth.”