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Hachette’s Katie Price joins the Roald Dahl Story Company as head of books

The former head of licensing at Hachette, Katie Price is making the transfer to the Roald Dahl Story Company team, where she will take up the role of head of books.
In this crucial new role, Price will be responsible for driving the performance of publishing at retail in conjunction with the firm’s key external trade partners. She will be joining the team on May 7th this year.
Formerly the director of licensing at Hachette, Price said: “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.”
 
Gideon Simeloff, strategy director for the Roald Dahl Story Company, added: “We are incredibly pleased and fortunate to have Katie join our team. She is an extremely experienced manager of childrens 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.”

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