Words by Ginni Arnold | Feb 06 2024

Bloomsbury today announced that Sabrina McCarthy has been appointed President of Bloomsbury US. She will also serve on the Bloomsbury’s global Executive Committee, reporting to Nigel Newton, Chief Executive. She will start at the beginning of April.

McCarthy joins from Ingram Publisher Services where she is Vice President and General Manager. Over the last eight years, she has overseen six distribution brands as well as the domestic, international print and digital sales teams, and the business operations team. She led the strategy for all areas of business from operational improvement to creation of new services. She has managed and developed an exceptional team of Vice Presidents and Directors who are responsible for each line of business with a supportive team culture across 150+ associates. McCarthy brings a wealth of experience across trade and academic publishing.

Before working at Ingram, McCarthy worked for nineteen years at Perseus Books Group starting out in publicity then working in sales, marketing and business development before leading their client services business beginning in 2006. McCarthy was hired as the fifth employee and stayed until Perseus was sold in 2016. 

Sabrina McCarthy commented, "As a child, I had recurrent dreams trying to fathom how books were created. I was fascinated by where the writers began and how they went about putting the story altogether.  That appreciation for the craft of writing and the art of making books has stayed with me through the years. I spent the last 26 years of my career helping independent publishers bring their books to market.

"I am thrilled to now be at the helm of Bloomsbury US, a publisher I have admired since my very first visit to their London offices in 2002. A publisher who has a gift for finding incredible authors, while also helping to move the world forward through important academic and trade books. Nigel Newton is a publishing legend, and I am honoured to be joining his leadership team. I look forward to working with the hugely talented Bloomsbury US team to bring great books to life, to lead our US ambitions and to continue to grow Bloomsbury US."

Nigel Newton, Founder and Chief Executive, said "I am absolutely delighted that Sabrina is joining Bloomsbury and confident that she will lead our wonderful colleagues in America with grace and skill. I also look forward to her contribution to Bloomsbury worldwide through her membership of our global Executive Committee. She may also have the smallest change to her commute in history moving from Ingram at 1400 Broadway, just across the street to Bloomsbury at 1385 Broadway!"

Media enquiries: to Ginni Arnold, Head of Corporate Communications at Bloomsbury on [email protected] or (+44) 7968730247.

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