Katie Price joins Roald Dahl Story Company

Hachette’s former Director of Licensing is appointed Head of Books to drive performance of Roald Dahl publishing at retail

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 11.04.2019 | Entertainment

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Katie Price is joining the Roald Dahl Story Company team as its new Head of Books.

Joining the team on 7 May, Katie will be responsible for driving the performance of publishing at retail in conjunction with key external trade partners.

Previously Katie was Driector of Licensing at publisher Hachette.

The Roald Dahl Story Company's focus this year is Matilda

"We are incredibly pleased and fortunate to have Katie join our team,” says Gideon Simeloff, Strategy Director for the Roald Dahl Story Company. “She is an extremely experienced manager of children’s publishing brands, both as a brand owner and as a publisher. 

"She has great experience across many geographical markets and publishing formats and will be invaluable in driving innovation within publishing at the Roald Dahl Story Company.”

Katie adds: “I am extremely excited and proud to be joining the Roald Dahl Story Company as Head of Books. Roald Dahl’s powers as a storyteller are unrivalled in their ability to engage young readers all over the world, and from all backgrounds. It’s a real privilege and responsibility to be working on new formats and genres for the readers of the future.”


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