After completing Centennial College’s Book & Magazine Publishing program in Toronto, Canada, Alexandra began her publishing career as an editor at Working Partner Ltd in London before developing their rights department. Now based in Toronto, Alexandra has worked in rights for more than 18 years and is a regular speaker at industry events. Children’s books for Germany, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe and covering China during Harim’s maternity leave firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in New York City, Allison joined the Rights People team as a Director in June 2009. Allison handled all international rights for Alloy Entertainment and was previously a literary scout with Barbara Tolley & Associates. She has worked in children’s publishing for over 17 years and has been an active volunteer in the writing community. Children’s books in the US, Brazil, Portugal, Israel and covering Turkey for Harim during her maternity leave / Adult fiction and non-fiction in the US AllisonH@rightspeople.com
Charles has enjoyed a career of nearly forty years in trade publishing. Before joining Working Partners he was Managing Director of Hodder Children’s Books and was on the Board of Hodder Headline. International trade, both export and rights sales, comprises a large part of his experience. As well as overseeing the selling activities of the Rights People team Charles also looks after the finance, contracts and admin functions that are so important in building a successful rights email@example.com
Harim started her rights career at KCC in Korea, where she worked as an associate agent in the children’s division for three and a half years. She joined Rights People in 2012 after moving to London from Seoul, and she is now working remotely from Korea. Harim is currently on maternity leave.
After five years of studying publishing in Italy, Claudia moved to the UK for its notoriously good food and weather – and for one more MA in Publishing. Having found her love in Rights and everything copyright, she spent two years specialising in illustrated military history and fashion books. In 2017 Claudia left the green pastures of Oxford to join Rights People in their London office. Children’s books in Italy, Spanish and Catalan, Greece, Russia and Ukraine, the Arab world, Georgia, Iran, English audio, Afrikaans, and covering South East Asia for Harim’s maternity leave. ClaudiaG@rightspeople.com.
Charlotte started her rights career at Puffin Books where she worked for eight years, latterly as Rights Director. After a move to Melbourne, she set up the rights business for Hardie Grant Egmont, a dedicated children’s publisher and Egmont joint venture. Charlotte gave up the beach life in Australia to move back to the UK and joined Rights People in 2017. Children’s books for the UK & Commonwealth, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States, covering Japan and Korea for Harim’s maternity leave. E-mail her at CharlotteB@rightspeople.com.
Hannah Whitaker began her career at The Orion Publishing Group working across the adult lists, selling commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and colour books. She joined Rights People in August 2016 to expand the business into adult books. She handles translation rights throughout the world, and UK and Commonwealth rights. She is based in London. Adult fiction/non-fiction in Translation and the UK & Comm E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After completing an MA in Publishing and gaining some experience in the industry, Jodie joined Rights People in 2019. She has travelled and moved around the UK for the past few years between study and work, and is now based in London where she is exploring her ever-growing interest in rights. Email her at email@example.com