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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.
Stephen Jones, Editorial Director
Steve Jones is Editorial Director for JKP’s Health, Social Care and Mental Health lists and currently commissions around the areas of social care, adoption, fostering and trauma. He has over 20 years of industry experience, spanning social sciences, education and business publishing. He can usually be spotted at Caledonian Road swimming pool during his lunch break and on Twitter here @steve_jkpbooks
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 and bodywork, nutrition and other complementary medicine areas. She joined JKP in 2014 and prior to this was Commissioning Editor at Elsevier publishers where she managed the Complementary Medicine list. She has worked in publishing since 1995 and is a Masters graduate (Publishing Studies) of the University of Stirling and an English Literature graduate of the University of Glasgow. @clairesdragon on Twitter.
Andrew James, Editorial Director
Andrew James commissions books for JKP’s market-leading Gender Diversity list. Prior to joining JKP in 2016, he was Senior Commissioning Editor at Palgrave Macmillan, and in 2018 he featured on The Bookseller’s list of Rising Stars. He is co-chair of the Hachette Pride Network and has been in publishing since 2010. @andrewedits_ on Twitter.
Amy Lankester-Owen, Senior Commissioning Editor
Amy Lankester-Owen commissions across dyslexia, SpLDs and neurodiversity, including autism in the teen years. She previously commissioned politics for Palgrave Macmillan and social work and child psychology here at JKP. Amy has worked in publishing since 1997, is writing a YA novel herself, and has a BA in PPP from Oxford and an MA in English literature from King’s College London. @amy_JKP on Twitter.
Elen Griffiths, Commissioning Editor
Elen Griffiths commissions books across the arts therapies. She also acquires books for the dementia list and on topics relating to bereavement. Elen joined JKP in 2016 and was previously Commissioning Editor for Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at Polity Press. @elen_JKP on Twitter.
Sarah Hamlin, Commissioning Editor
Sarah Hamlin commissions for the autism children’s list and also for Singing Dragon in the areas of yoga, Pilates, Shiatsu, aromatherapy, and fertility and birth. She joined JKP in 2014 as an editorial assistant. @SarahNHamlin on Twitter.
Jane Evans, Commissioning Editor
Jane Evans is commissioning editor for mental health and counselling at JKP. She joined JKP as an Editorial Assistant in 2013 and is a Theology and Religious Studies graduate of the University of Cambridge. @Jane_JKP 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.
Tamara Navaratnam, Head of Marketing
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Victoria Peters, Production Manager
Vicki joined JKP as a Production Editor in 2009 and in 2017 became Production Manager, overseeing the publishing process from manuscript delivery to finished print. The team works closely with a trusted pool of freelance staff to ensure all titles are published to schedule, and JKP’s high editorial and design standards are always maintained. Vicki is an English graduate of the University of Nottingham.
Lily Bowden, Marketing Manager
Lily joined JKP in April 2016. Prior to entering the publishing world, she worked in marketing for creative and advertising agencies. She studied English Literature and Language at Nottingham University. She now looks after the marketing for the Gender Diversity list. She also manages the publicity for all of JKP’s trade titles. Lily is included in The Bookseller's 2019 list of Rising Stars.
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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 handles all queries regarding author outreach, direct marketing, publicity and reviews in the US. Katelynn has worked at JKP since 2009, including a stint as an intern at the company. She has experience in sales, customer service and digital marketing. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in English, concentration in American Literature, and a certificate in Creative Writing. Get in touch with Katelynn for US-based publicity, author queries or review copy requests. @K_Bartleson on Twitter.
Alex DiFrancesco, Commissioning Editor
Alex DiFrancesco is Commissioning Editor for the Gender and Sexuality list. They were previously an Assistant Editor at Sundress Publications. They can be found on Twitter at @Alex_JKPGender
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. She is a graduate of Arcadia University in PA with a degree in Print Communications. She began her career with JKP in 2012 as one of our intrepid interns. @steph_jkp on Twitter.
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.
Carolyn Farnham, Marketing Executive
Carolyn became a member of JKP in 2019. Prior to publishing, she taught through the Teach for America program and worked as an educational consultant. She has a BA in English from Yale University and studied publishing at New York University’s Publishing Institute. At JKP, she works on the Autism & Neurodiversity, Inclusive Education, and Religion & Chaplaincy lists.