Industry Advisory Board Member | Lucy Vanderbilt
The Publishing Industry Advisory Board, which provides professional support and consultancy to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University.
Company: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Lucy is the Group Rights Director at HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, and is also responsible for Harper 360 in the US market, committed to providing HarperCollins authors with the widest possible distribution of their books. In 2009, Lucy was named the Frankfurt Book Fair Rights Professional of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards. She joined HarperCollins Publishers UK in 1998 from HarperCollins in New York, where she had worked in international rights in the Trade Division for two years. Prior to that, Lucy worked at Sterling Lord Literistic in rights, and at Writers House in scouting.
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the largest English-language publishers in the world and is a subsidiary of News Corp. A broad-based publisher, it has strengths in literary and commercial fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, thriller, sci-fi, romance, reference, health and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history, HarperCollins has published some of the world’s foremost authors, including winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and the Booker prize. HarperCollins is consistently at the forefront of innovation, using digital technology to create unique reading experiences and expand the reach of its authors.