Digital publisher Bookouture is expanding its team, hiring an associate publisher and publishing executive.
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Digital Business of the Year, Bookouture has hired Lydia Vassar-Smith, previously senior commissioning editor at Avon, as associate publisher. She will join on 12th October 2015. Natalie Butlin, previously at Christine Green Authors' Agent, has also recently joined the company in the position of publishing executive, "providing crucial marketing and editorial support across the business."
Claire Bord, Bookouture's publishing director, said: “We're delighted to welcome Lydia to the team. She has great commercial flair and is digitally savvy, demonstrated in her publishing of bestsellers – Michelle Gorman's The Curvy Girl's Club and C.L Taylor's The Accident and The Lie.”
Managing director Oliver Rhodes, commenting on the company's journey so far and plans for growth, said: “When I first started the company in 2012, the ethos was to combine high quality publishing and a great success rate for each of our authors at a global level. Three years on and that ethos remains the same. We have a string of bestsellers under our belt and are now in a position to expand our team further, enabling us to publish more, but with the same high attention to detail that we've always had.”