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Singing Dragon (London, UK)
Sanphy Thomas, Managing Director
Sanphy Thomas joined JKP as Managing Director in October 2018. She has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career at Blackwell Publishing before moving on to Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan and SAGE Publishing. Her background is marketing and she is a strong believer that good publishing comes from having a deep understanding of markets and engagement with consumers.
Mark Scott, Sales Director
Mark has worked at director level in the book publishing industry for twenty years and has a wide range of sales experience across many different markets and channels. He joined JKP in 2014, and is responsible for managing the company’s sales in the UK and Export markets. Mark’s portfolio of customers is ever expanding and encompasses traditional booksellers, wholesalers, special sales, professionals and electronic sales.
Lisa Clark, Editorial Director
Lisa Clark is Editorial Director of JKP’s Autism & Neurodiversity and Education lists, as well as the Singing Dragon imprint. These days her own commissioning tends to be solely for the Autism list. Lisa began working for JKP in 2007 as Production Editorial Assistant and became a commissioning editor in 2009. @LisaClarkJKP on Twitter.
Claire Wilson, Editorial Director
Claire Wilson commissions across the Singing Dragon list, covering acupuncture and East Asian medicine, yoga therapy, graphic medicine and nutrition. She joined JKP in 2014 and prior to this was Commissioning Editor at Elsevier publishers where she managed the Complementary Medicine list. @clairesdragon on Twitter.
Sarah Hamlin, Senior Commissioning Editor
Sarah Hamlin commissions in the areas of yoga, bodywork and aromatherapy. She joined JKP in 2014 as an editorial assistant, working across Singing Dragon Subject areas. @SarahNHamlin on Twitter.
Kaja Murawska, Senior Rights Executive
Kaja joined JKP in August 2019. She handles translation rights sales worldwide. Most recently she has been at Quarto, selling rights and co-editions across multiple lists. Earlier she worked with publishing houses, literary agencies and scouts in the UK, Poland and Switzerland. Kaja graduated with a BA in English and German Literature from the University of Durham and with a MA in Publishing from Free University of Berlin.
Maddy Budd, Assistant Editor
Maddy Budd is an Assistant Editor at Singing Dragon, commissioning across martial arts and birth and fertility. She joined the team in 2018, after working with Gollancz and Hodder Education.
Vera Sugar, Senior Marketing Executive
Vera Sugar joined Singing Dragon in 2018 and was promoted to Senior Marketing Executive in 2019. She looks after Singing Dragon’s marketing in the UK and all other markets excluding the US and Canada. She can be found at @verasugar_sd on Twitter.
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Singing Dragon (Philadelphia, USA)
David Corey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
David manages the U.S. sales and marketing office for JKP. His responsibilities include overseeing the JKP staff in the U.S., inventory and fulfilment management, direct marketing, and key account relations. He has worked in the book-publishing industry for two decades, at such houses as W. W. Norton, Tuttle Publishing, and University Press of New England. In addition to his work with JKP, David also teaches classes and seminars on both the craft and business of writing, and is a former board member of the New Hampshire Writers' Project.
Katelynn Bartleson, Marketing Manager
Katelynn Bartleson handles all North American press queries for both JKP and Singing Dragon involving author relations, book and digital resource marketing, publicity, and review/interview requests. Katelynn has worked at JKP since 2009, including a stint as an intern at the company. @K_Bartleson on Twitter.
Stephanie DeMuzio, Sales and Inventory Executive
Stephanie is responsible for implementing and maintaining up-to-date information in major U.S. databases; monitors stock levels at the U.S. warehouse and manages reorders for stock replenishment; maintains both JKP and Singing Dragon inboxes in the U.S. to serve customers; and serves as a resource to the rep groups. She also handles new sales and marketing opportunities for schools and universities and is in charge of coordinating desk copies and e-inspections. She began her career with JKP in 2012 as one of our intrepid interns.
Julia Zullo, Sales Account Manager
Julia joined the team in September, 2017 as Relationship Coordinator after receiving a Master’s in Education from Lehigh University. Some of her responsibilities include building relationships with readers, researching consumer needs, and assisting in the development of marketing campaigns. Prior to JKP, Julia worked at the Stephanie Tade Literary Agency. She has a background in social work and is passionate about the overlap of publishing and social change. Julia graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia.