Meet the brains behind the Avon dream machine… from editors and sales to publicity and marketing, every part of the Avon team works together to ensure our books are always the best they can be!
Publishing Strategy Director
Over the last 10 years in publishing, Oli has worked with fiction brand authors from James Patterson and Karin Slaughter to Bernard Cornwell and Cecelia Ahern. As Publishing Strategy Director at Avon, Oli’s principle ambition is to grow debut authors into household names!
Helen is pretty sure that if you cut her open she would bleed Avon, having joined the division soon after its inception in 2010 and leading the team as Publishing Director since 2017. Helen’s voracious love of commercial fiction means that working at Avon isn’t much like a job at all, particularly as she gets to work with some of the very best authors in the business on the most page-turning novels around.
Senior Commissioning Editor
Rachel is one of the lucky editors at Avon. Her days usually involve finding new books, working with authors and, of course, lots of reading. She loves contemporary women’s fiction and psychological thrillers, and listens to audiobooks on super-speed so she can get through as many as possible.
Katie is a Commissioning editor who has a passion for creative, commercially focused publishing. She loves the thrill of finding brilliant new voices in fiction, and shouting about new stories that she knows will connect with people, start conversations and top the charts.
Molly is the Assistant Editor, supporting the team with everything from desk editing to schedule organising and a whole lot more in between. She loves all our books equally, but has a particular fondness for crime thrillers and those that feature mischievous cats!
Head of PR
Sabah handles all the publicity for our brilliant and talented authors, from book reviews, features and radio interviews, to festival appearances and book signings. She was voted a Bookseller Rising Star in 2018 and if you spot an author or a book when you’re out and about, chances are she’s helped to make it happen!
Key Account Manager
Dom is Key Account Manager for Avon. This means he sells our publishing list to all types of retailers, aiming to maximise visibility in stores to help get our books into the hands of readers! In his spare time, Dom loves to keep fit doing Bootcamp in his local park, and then winding-down with a good read- whether that’s gritty crime or historical fiction.
Marketing and Publicity Intern
Lauren is the marketing and publicity intern, supporting both areas and thriving where they overlap! Her duties include scheduling social media posts and getting numerous papercuts from all the books she mails out to bloggers and reviewers. Her poison of choice is a dark and gritty thriller, but also enjoys kicking back with a light-hearted rom com (romance/women’s fiction)!