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. 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. Andrew Turner is responsible for seeing through data and information to the wholesalers, Waterstones’ head office and library suppliers’ systems. Andrew was a bookseller at Waterstones in Gower Street for a number of years and previously worked for HMV’s flagship store in Oxford Street. He has run his own record company too.
For more info on our team, click the links below...
UK Sales Manager. Representative for Wholesalers and Eastern England, including Cambridge
Key Accounts, London
Southern England, including South London, and South Wales
Northern England and North Wales
Central London, Oxfordshire and the Midlands, including Birmingham