Ransom to depart Midas after 22 years

Ransom to depart Midas after 22 years

Deputy director of books Sophie Ransom is leaving Midas, after working at the firm for more than 22 years.

Ransom was formerly the associate director at the company, and was promoted to her current role in 2018. She has worked in the book industry for more than 25 years, starting out at Waterstones and Pan Macmillan before joining Midas in 1998. Ransom has not said what her next role will be, but she intends to stay "within the industry".

During her tenure with the communications firm she has managed and led campaigns for publishers including Quercus, Little, Brown, Pan Macmillan, Bonnier Zaffre, Penguin, HarperCollins, Head of Zeus, Thomas & Mercer and HQ, among others. She has also contributed to the careers of authors including Peter James, Peter May, Damien Lewis and Bruce Parry, and played an important role in establishing a strong crime and thriller list at the agency.

"I have had a fantastic time at Midas and I have loved the opportunities I’ve been given to work with so many talented authors and publishers over the years," she told The Bookseller. "I’m very much looking forward to what the future holds for me within the industry."