June 12, 2020

Working Partners launches new UK initiative

Karen Ball joins as the company’s inaugural Head of UK Sales

Karen Ball has nearly 30 years’ experience in children’s publishing, including time spent as Publisher at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and heading up her consultancy, Speckled Pen, where she was nominated as a Bookseller Rising Star. Previously, she has worked as Head of Editorial at Working Partners.

She said, ‘I am thrilled to team up with the expertise at Working Partners at such a key stage in the life of publishing. As an industry, we stand at a significant crossroads and I relish the opportunity to engage with our colleagues in the UK to bring the best author and series fiction talent to a fresh generation of readers.’

Chris Snowdon, Managing Director of Working Partners, said, ‘We are so delighted to welcome Karen back. Her understanding of the way we work, and her deep knowledge of children’s publishing, make Karen the perfect fit for this new role.’

Ball will be engaging with the Working Partners editorial team to build upon and develop relationships with UK publishers across children’s fiction, from first chapter books through to teen and YA.

Karen Ball started at Working Partners on 1 June 2020.

For More Information Contact: KarenB@workingpartnersltd.co.uk

Phone 0778 068 2372/0207 004 0980