New US Agency

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Working Partners have announced the creation of a new literary agency based in the USA, to be headed up by Sarah Davies, currently Publishing Director of Macmillan Children�s Books. The agency will focus on children�s fiction and will start trading in early autumn this year. Sarah will be based in Washington DC. Plans regarding the UK are to be announced in due course.

Sarah Davies has had a long career in children�s publishing, having spent several years at HarperCollins and Transworld before moving to Macmillan Children�s Books in 1994. In 2004 she became Publishing Director of MCB, with editorial responsibility for the whole children�s list, which comprises fiction - including the Young Picador teen imprint - picture books and gift books, non-fiction and poetry, and the Campbell novelty books imprint. Sarah has maintained her particular involvement in fiction and has worked with many leading authors, including Meg Cabot, Judy Blume and Sarah Mlynowski in the US, and Gwyneth Rees, Julia Donaldson, Geri Halliwell, Julie Burchill and Julie Bertagna in the UK - as well as acquiring and helping to build many new writers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Working Partners has had considerable success as a packager of children�s fiction and has sold series to nearly every US and UK children�s publisher.

Sarah Davies says: �I have long admired Working Partners for their entrepreneurial spirit and incredible commercial track record. To be asked to set up a business in the USA for them � and to find and nurture talent from its grass-roots � is a really thrilling opportunity.�

Chris Snowdon, Managing Director of Working Partners, says: �Sarah will be leaving Macmillan at the end of July 2007 and will join Working Partners in September prior to her move to the USA in October. We are over the moon and extremely excited that Sarah has chosen to make her next career move with WP.�

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