Welcome to the first blog post in our new series—Meet the staff! In this series we will be interviewing Priddy staff so you can get to know more about the people behind Priddy Books. Kicking off the series is Valentine Lechevallier, our International Rights Manager.
Almost two years ago, after working in publishing in France and Spain, I moved back to London and stumbled upon a job offer where they were looking for someone with a sense of humour… the rest is history.
My job consists in selling our lovely books to international publishers, so that our titles are available in as many languages as possible. When I’m in the office, this means many emails, a few phone calls, and a lot of spreadsheets (A LOT). Otherwise, I’ll be travelling around Europe with a suitcase full of books to meet my customers.
At Priddy, our job goes a little further than just selling: we sometimes get involved in the creative process as well as in the production one, to make sure our books are as successful and affordable as possible for our international customers.
My team and I have sold See, Touch, Feel in more than 20 languages in less than a year. It’s a great sensory book, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we sold even more!
Seeing one of our titles on the shelves when I visit bookstores abroad always makes my heart swell with pride. Apart from that, I feel very lucky to be able to travel so much AND to have a fantastic team in London!
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