New Direction for NorthSouth!

Riky Stock joins team as managing director

NorthSouth Books is delighted to announce that Riky Stock will join us as managing director from 1st January 2021.

Riky is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as the head of the German Book Office in New York and the face of the Frankfurt Bookfair in the US. Her main duties will include strengthening transatlantic ties to the company’s head office in Zurich, Switzerland and developing a more international approach to marketing and communications. In addition, NorthSouth will continue to develop and grow it’s international roster of authors and illustrators, including many based in the United States.

I’ve been a fan of NorthSouth’s high-quality picture books for many years. Now I’m looking forward to joining the teams in the US and Switzerland in bringing the best international artists into our market, to promote them and help them grow.

Riky Stock

Heather Lennon will remain with NorthSouth as sales director, also managing international markets and licensing in the US, and Beth Terrill will continue as acquiring editor working closely with Riky Stock to identify new projects. 

I’ve known Riky for many years and value her as a committed promoter of German children’s books in the USA. What we experienced this past year has given us renewed energy and optimism as we look to the future and how we can strengthen our position in the US market. I’m very much looking forward to working with Riky and writing a new chapter for NorthSouth.

Herwig Bitsche (publisher)
Photo Credit: Chris Lobue Photography

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