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Our Team

We employ five salaried representatives: Sally Sharp has been with the company for over twenty years and is a highly-respected and experienced member of the sales team; she sells to booksellers, library suppliers and wholesalers in Northern England and North Wales. Sally was previously a management trainee at W. H. Smith.

Scotland is covered by James Brook, who lives in Edinburgh and works part-time for Yale Representation. James is also an artist and graphic designer, specialising in book design and typography. He has had a long involvement in bookselling and publishing, having worked at Zwemmer’s bookshop at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and, until recently, as Sales and Distribution Manager at Book Works.

We have two full-time sales representatives in the London area, Matthew Wright and Josh Houston. Matthew managed the literature department, with responsibility for recruitment and buying, at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street in Oxford before joining Yale Representation. Josh worked as an insurance broker’s assistant to fund his degree in Literature. He then came to Yale as receptionist, keen to find a way into the publishing industry.  After impressing our editorial director with his attention to detail and relationships with authors, Josh was promoted to editorial assistant and was later recruited for Yale Representation Ltd’s sales team.

Also covering the London area is John Gall, who has returned for his second spell with Yale, having previously been our London rep between 1998 and 2005. John has also worked for Frances Lincoln Publishers and Dillons Bookstore on Gower Street.  When not repping John thinks a lot about shirts, so much so that he even wrote a book about his obsession, 'The Ivy Look'.

Our team of support staff, based in the London office, are strong in commercial awareness.  Sales and Operations Manager, Lisa Kemmer manages our client publisher relations. Having started her working life at Harrod’s in Knightsbridge as a management trainee and then a manager in the Food Hall, Lisa moved into academic publishing. She worked at Oxford University Press before joining Yale. Maria Strzewiczek is the Yale Representation sales administrator and provides head office support to the reps.  She is also responsible for seeing through title information to the wholesalers and Waterstones’ head office.  Maria is studying for a BA in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck and works part-time as a music tutor. 

For more info on our team, click the links below...

Andrew Jarmain

Head of Sales. Representative for Wholesalers and Eastern England, including Cambridge


James Brook

Scotland


John Gall

Key Accounts, London


Josh Houston

Southern England, including South London, and South Wales


Sally Sharp

Northern England and North Wales


Matthew Wright

Central London, Oxfordshire and the Midlands, including Birmingham