Phillips made Egmont rights director

Phillips made Egmont rights director

Egmont Publishing UK has appointed Tracy Phillips to the newly created role of rights director.

Phillips, who is currently group rights director at Simon & Schuster, will grow Egmont’s rights and co-edition business across fiction, picture books, non-fiction and licensing, and will report to m.d. of books Cally Poplak.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Egmont and at such an exciting time in children’s publishing,” said Phillips. “It feels like I am coming home as my first job in publishing was selling rights to the Egmont list when it was Reed Children's Books.”

Poplak said she was “delighted” that Phillips is joining the team because of her “passion for Children’s publishing and her outstanding reputation”.

Phillips will take on the role in the summer.