We are thrilled to share that Anna Michels has been promoted to Editorial Director, Sourcebooks and Poisoned Pen Press.
Shana, Editorial Director for Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark, joins us in congratulating Anna:
"Anna first joined us as an editorial intern, and she has been a tremendous asset ever since. Every year she has steadily taken on more responsibility and leadership with her trademark unflappable attitude. In 2015, it was Anna’s idea to begin in-depth research on the mystery category with an eye toward experimentation and hopeful eventual expansion. Anna spearheaded our education and shortened our overall learning curve, building on knowledge and authors that put us in exactly the right frame to have Poisoned Pen Press join us this year. Along with Robert, Barbara, and the entire PPP team, Anna has managed the PPP transition gracefully, shepherding an entirely new imprint into Sourcebooks.
Anna’s acquisitions in adult nonfiction and with Sourcebooks Landmark have left their mark on our point-of-sale figures and on readers, and her agent contacts continue to yield interesting and fruitful projects and partnerships due to her committed relationship-building. When the long-established 1-2-3 Magic brand joined us, Anna took the helm in working with an author used to being in charge of his own publishing company. Anna’s authors love her, whether she’s helping them title a new cozy series (did you know Anna’s very punny?) or rebrand an entire nonfiction program, and that care and attention she devotes to her books is part of what makes her such a great editor. In her new role Anna takes on the leadership of the adult nonfiction program as well as the internal leadership of Poisoned Pen Press. From the new SNAP initiative to bedrock authors like Tom Phelan to exciting new works like MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE and THE GENIUS HABIT, Anna’s work on proactively adapting to a changing marketplace and growing nonfiction is poised to reap success.
We’re so excited for Anna to take this next step in her career and we look forward to seeing what she’ll bring us in the future!"
Chris Bauerle has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sourcebooks. He was previously Director of Sales and Marketing and recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary with the Midwest-based publisher.
“Chris has successfully guided the transition of our publicity and marketing departments into one powerhouse group this year,” said Dominique Raccah, Publisher and CEO. “He’s built an extraordinary team. And we’re all excited about the future that we’re creating for our authors and retail partners.”
“Chris has been a key driver behind the consistent, double-digit annual sales growth at Sourcebooks for the last decade,” said Barb Briel, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. “He has brought a new level of engagement and accountability to the entire organization.”
Bauerle joined Sourcebooks as part of its 2008 acquisition of Cumberland House Publishing, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He also worked as Vice President, Mass Market Sales at B&H Publishing Group.
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