Sunday, December 2, 2007

Egmont USA Names Publisher

Douglas Pocock, Executive Vice President of Egmont USA Inc., announced today that Elizabeth Law, former Vice President and Associate Publisher of Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, has been named Vice President and Publisher of Egmont USA.

Mr. Pocock also confirmed that Random House will handle U.S. sales and distribution.

While at Simon and Schuster, Ms. Law worked with Andrew Clements; the bestselling Spiderwick series; Thanks and Giving All Year Long by Marlo Thomas and Friends; and Hilary Knight and the estate of Kay Thompson on the Eloise series. As former Associate Publisher, Viking Children's Books, she worked with the estates of Don Freeman and Ludwig Bemelmans, and at Frederick Warne oversaw the launch of the Peter Rabbit Seedlings line and the centenary celebration of the publication of Peter Rabbit.

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