Friday, September 9, 2011

On My New Job at (...wait for it...) Bloomsbury Kids!

I can't believe how quickly August flew by, cats and kittens! I'm so sorry for disappearing on you—and for the fact that I can't come back quite yet.

But I did want to pop in and let you know what's going on, now that it feels real enough that I can actually say it and not be afraid I'll wake up.

Between the last week of July and now, I've...

...Moved out of my house in Baltimore, and...

...Become a permanent resident of New York City, and...

...Started a new job as...

The Assistant Marketing Manager

at Bloomsbury & Walker Books for Young Readers!

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to be a part of Bloomsbury USA's vibrant, close-knit, and utterly brilliant team of editors, publicists, designers, and marketers. I absolutely adore the company's books and am loving every minute I get to spend talking to fans, bloggers, librarians, and booksellers. What's more, I'm diving right in with trade and digital campaigns, and making full use of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook (links to our pages below; I can't wait to connect with you there!). It's too soon to talk about everything I'll be doing, but I can say that Bloomsbury and I are a very happy fit. We share the philosophy that good marketing is about strong connections, and that all books deserve a unique touch and a totally customized marketing program. I am very excited, not just about Bloomsbury's books, but also about the company's future. And I'm proud to help shape that future.

Follow us on Twitter

Or on our Facebook pages:
Bloomsbury Teens
Bloomsbury Kids
Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles (The #8 NYT Bestselling Series!)
Need, by Carrie Jones
The Drake Chronicles
Alyxandra Harvey
Shannon Hale

By the way, that image up there is from the cover of Jessica Day George's Tuesdays at the Castle, one of our Fall titles!


  1. Congratulations on the new job! It sounds very exciting!

  2. Thanks so much, Jenn, Vicky, and Reinhardt!

  3. Awesome news, Rachel! Welcome back to New York! And cooooool working for Bloomsbury! Maybe I'll see you at a Women's National Book Association event?! The Season Kickoff & Networking Party is this Wednesday at the Jefferson Market Library. I'd LOVE if you got involved in WNBA-NYC again (where we first met)! Check out the new blog for more info.

  4. Thanks, Linda! I'm not sure I'll be able to make it to the event Wednesday, but I'll try. I'm sure you can imagining that moving back has been an arduous process... I'm still looking for a place to live, so right now that's keeping my week nights pretty busy! But I'll see if I can get free.

  5. A very belated congratulations! Bloomsbury has been such a magic name to me ever since picking up my first British copy of a Harry Potter book in a tiny shop in Canterbury. ^_^

  6. Thanks so much, Polly! I have to say, as a total Britophile I've always found Bloomsbury kind of magical, myself. And I love the books we publish on this side of the pond, as well, so it's all very exciting!