I started as an intern at Greene & Heaton in 2013 before transitioning into an assistant role and I now look after all contracts for the agency as well as selling audio rights. My job involves negotiating the best possible contracts for our authors. Looking after contracts means thinking about how best to protect our clients’ interests and work in a fast-changing industry, being aware of new developments and always making sure that the contract reflects the deal that is being done. When we hold on to audio rights in books I sell them to specialist audio books publishers. Audio is having a renaissance at the moment so I enjoy placing a book with a publisher passionate about it and being able to hear the finished version. I read across our list of brilliant authors and am always excited to start work on a contract for a book that months before was a submission to us.
Naturally I am excited about all our books but outside the Greene & Heaton list I love sci-fi like A LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers, fantasy like THE BROKEN EARTH TRILOGY by N.K. Jemisin, Val MacDermid’s crime fiction, essays and fiction by John Berger and finally some David Sedaris to make me laugh.
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