Laura Costello has been promoted to Assistant Editor for Sourcebooks Casablanca. She was previously Editorial Assistant.
As Project Editor for many Casablanca romance titles, Costello continually helps the team assimilate new processes for improved efficiency as well as creative end product. She is an expert at market research and creating large presentations and deep dives, in addition to organizing Romance Monthly Launches from start to finish.
Stephanie Graham has been promoted to Marketing Specialist at Sourcebooks. She was previously Marketing Associate.
Graham has spearheaded the coordination of 30+ trade shows a year since she joined Sourcebooks in 2015. Her continued dedication to our books and to the Indie bookseller community have helped Sourcebooks receive a record number of Indie Next Picks (15 picks in 2017!) and maintain significant engagement with booksellers through our Book Tipsy newsletter, and the Book Tipsy Twitter account.
Sourcebooks is thrilled to introduce a new line of growth mindset books for children and parents! The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses are a series of positive, humorous stories designed to demonstrate varying forms of learning, creativity and intelligence. Each book introduces readers to a specific learning style or learning difference, while offering realistic examples of triumph over difficulty.
Barbara began writing the books because of a personal need with her child’s learning disability/diagnosis. She couldn’t find good resources for her daughter (or for herself, as a parent), and so she put together mock-ups of books tackling topics like attention, distraction, creativity, perfection, dyslexia, and independence.
From Barbara: “The information to absorb to help a child is overwhelming. By the time you understand it all, the kid is 26.” These books are meant to help kids but also to reach the parents by showing them the child's experiences through their eyes. She calls it a “trickle up” instead of a trickle down.
Complete with a fresh repackage and newly created back matter, the first six books in the series will be released May 1.
For more information, please check out the Publishers Weekly Children's Bookshelf story, "Little Pickle Gives New Life to Series for Learning Challenged Kids."
MJ Johnston has been promoted to Assistant Editor of Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark. She was previously Editorial Assistant.
In her new role, Johnston will continue to handle the administrative needs of the editorial department while taking on additional responsibility in acquisitions, development of manuscripts, and author management. She will continue developing a new strategy for our baby names program and join the mystery team as an editorial resource to assist with list planning and strategy.
Allison Sundstrom has been promoted to Senior Designer at Sourcebooks.
Sundstrom was initially hired as a Designer to take on full cover production in the Casablanca romance imprint, and has made great strides in streamlining processes and design, all while providing fresh and dynamic back cover designs. This year, on top of managing all romance production, she has also taken on a larger role in Jabberwocky, including executing the full cover and internal design for Love is Love! and completely rebranding Little Pickle’s What Does it Mean to Be… series.
Sara Hartman-Seeskin has been promoted to Senior Sales Manager – Rights and Exports at Sourcebooks. She was previously Rights and Exports Manager.
Hartman-Seeskin has a solid track record of significantly expanding our rights program – developing a strong and consistent audio channel, growing international rights, and opening the door to new rights relationships – that resulted in 68% growth in the UK and 176% growth in the rest of the world in 2017.
Jillian Rahn has been promoted to Associate Art Director at Sourcebooks. She was previously Senior Production Designer.
Rahn’s design efforts have been recognized by the industry in the various PubWest awards Sourcebooks has won for titles she has designed. Rahn’s versatility enables her to revamp existing internals that we acquire or create an entirely new design for content that has never before been published by Sourcebooks. Examples of her recent work include She Caused a Riot and the upcoming Power of Protest.
James Hegberg has been promoted to Senior Online Marketing Manager at Sourcebooks. He was previously Online Marketing Manager.
Hegberg has been a driving force in the performance of paid search, paid social and affiliate programs since he joined the company two years ago. His work to build out Paid Search programs across all three ecommerce brands has led to several revenue and efficiency gains in both Google and Bing.
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