Monday, 25 July 2011

The 'New' Sunpenny and an Introduction!

As mentioned in the last post, Sunpenny has received investment and to form the new Sunpenny Limited, several new staff have joined the Sunpenny team as the expansion of the company begins. The imprints that fall under the company are now Sunpenny Publishing (general), Rose & Crown Books (inspirational romance), Boathooks Books (boating and sailing), and Sunberry Books (children and young adults) and new books will be published soon.

 I am delighted to introduce myself as Stephanie Higgins, the person who will be looking after the social networking side of the company, updating our Facebook page, Twitter account, the Rose and Crown blog and this blog too. I will also be training as a reader for initially submitted manuscripts. 

About me:

Since a very young age, I've loved reading and it continues to be one of my favourite hobbies, along with writing stories. This passion for the written word is the reason I also have a personal book review blog. In the future, I aspire to work (as a full time job) in the publishing or journalism industry and would love to have a book of my own published.

Stephanie Higgins
A photo of me (Stephanie Higgins).
Another of the personnel joining is Vinita Byrne, who will be working as a full time Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Vinita began her career in the publishing industry in 1996 with Prentice Hall, a publishing house of international repute and has worked in various roles across diverse sectors. She is now responsible for the sales and marketing of all Sunpenny's works.

I am really looking forward to sharing with you the latest updates on what is happening at Sunpenny and in the world of book publishing. In the future, I hope to set up author guest posts and interviews and other exciting posts! To ensure you can read the updates, make sure you are a 'follower' by clicking on the 'followers' link in the sidebar and if you would like to join our Facebook and Twitter pages too, click on the relevant links in the sidebar. Do please feel free to ask any questions in the comments or make any suggestions of things you would like to see on this blog or would find helpful- it would be most appreciated!