Manager, Children_s Paperback Publishing
The Paperback Manager will create the paperback publishing list for Random House Children's Books each season. This manager will oversee the day-to-day processes for the Ember, Delacorte, Knopf and Yearling paperback imprints, working closely with editorial, design and production . The manager will work directly with the associate publisher to develop publishing strategy for the middle grade and young adult paperback program.
_Works with associate publisher and publishing directors to develop a frontlist and backlist paperback list each season.
_Generates support and acts as advocate for paperbacks within the company
_Consults with originating hardcover editors on market, content, style and format of publication.
_Collaborates with art, design and production departments to create new packaging and cover treatments for frontlist titles when appropriate.
_Interfaces with Sales, Marketing and publicity to develop appropriate strategies.
_Responsible for presentation of books at list launch and sales meetings and disseminating pertinent information
_Identifies backlist opportunities and develops strategies for lifting sales.
_Runs P&Ls and is responsible for financial implications of paperback program
_Approves cover copy and taglines for all paperbacks.
_Writes over copy and taglines as well as copy for web and Title Information sheets, for select books each season.
_Acts as editorial lead for select titles each season.
_Keeps current with competition and marketplace trends.
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