Miriam Farbey Named Publsiher, Children’s Books, Scholastic UK
Scholastic UK, a subsidiary of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the appointment of Miriam Farbey as Publisher, Children’s Books, effective March 6, 2014. Ms. Farbey will lead the publishing and design teams with a passionate commitment to attracting and developing the very best talent in children’s publishing. Reporting to Miriam will be Alison Green Publisher at Alison Green books, Elizabeth Scoggins Editorial Director Non-Fiction and Maya Maraj Licensing Scout. Also reporting to Miriam, in a newly-created role, Samantha Smith becomes Fiction and Picture Books Publisher, working with Pauliina Malinen Teodoro, Editorial Director Picture Books. Ms. Farbey and the sales, marketing and production teams at Scholastic UK will report to Catherine Bell, Co-Group MD.
Miriam Farbey was formerly the Global Publisher for DK and under her leadership DK underwent a creative transformation. Miriam joined Scholastic in 2010, where she has continued her successful track record, developing the award-winning Discover More series which now has more than 2 million copies in print.
Miriam Farbey stated, “I am thrilled to be working with the team at Scholastic UK at such a successful moment for them and hugely respectful of the authors and illustrators, new and enduring, who inspire so many young readers. We will continue to reimagine how to get picture books, fiction, non-fiction and licensed publishing into the hands of today’s kids, in all the places and ways they are now experiencing reading.”
Catherine Bell commented, “Miriam is a truly creative publisher who will lead our publishing team in acquiring and building UK and global bestsellers. Our child-centric approach and relentless market feedback complements Miriam’s publishing background and creative skill.”
Miriam retains responsibility for Scholastic global non-fiction publishing and will report jointly to Catherine Bell and to Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic’s Trade division in the USA.