22 February 2019: The Reading Agency has appointed Fraser Hutchinson as its new Head of Publisher Partnerships. Hutchinson, currently Senior Marketing Manager, Children's Books and Home Learning at Oxford University Press, will join the national charity in April.
Hutchinson has over 15 years of publishing experience, from children's books to academic and adult educational publishing. Before joining Oxford University Press in 2016, he worked in marketing roles at Cambridge University Press, Wiley and Pearson.
As Head of Publisher Partnerships, he will lead The Reading Agency's work connecting the publishing world with libraries and readers. This includes book promotions in libraries, author events, offers for reading groups and partnerships with literary prizes.
Hutchinson says: "I am very much looking forward to joining The Reading Agency and developing their work with a fantastic range of publishers, libraries, authors and prizes. I am passionate about developing and nurturing a life-long love of reading, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to work on projects which create new readers, of all ages, up and down the country."
Debbie Hicks, Creative Director at The Reading Agency says: "We can't wait for Fraser to join us and develop the strategic direction of our publisher partnerships and promotions. His extensive experience of the publishing industry, track record of delivering innovative marketing campaigns and his enthusiasm for developing readers of all ages makes him the perfect person to lead this important area of our work."
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