8 new publishing professionals join Team Unplugged

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Our Unplugged Online event series this year is welcoming eight new members of Team Unplugged!

Team Unplugged is made up of a number of ultra-passionate in-house professionals, who help us spread the word about our events to colleagues across the publishing industry – from the Big 5 to leading academic publishers and innovative indies.

The events in the series are designed for people working in publishing with roughly 10-15 years of experience in mind. Our goal is to provide you with the inspiration, new ideas and knowledge, and tools to make a difference when you’re back at your desk. The theme for this year’s series is the “Year of Change”. Together with our guest speakers and hosts, we’ll be inviting you to discover more ways to lead the way, shake up the industry and create positive change for all.

Find out more about the newest Unplugged team members below. Please join us in the comments welcoming them to the team!


Anna Shannon (she/her) is Marketing Manager at Oxford University Press. Experienced in marketing strategy, messaging, and implementation, she has spent over seven years working in marketing, with five of those in the wonderful world of publishing. Anna was also London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards shortlisted in 2020 and previously the SYP Oxford Co-Chair. IG: @toreadamockingbird / Twitter: @aashannon


Emily Scorer (she/her) is Senior Sales Manager for EMEA at Pan Macmillan. She has direct responsibilities for Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Amazon Europe, UK Exporters, the UAE and Israel. @emscorer


Hennah Sandhu (she/her) is Business Development Executive at HarperCollins’ education division, Collins Learning. committee member of Elevate and runs Elevate’s instagram (HC’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employee led network) and bookstagrammer @bookswithhen. Twitter: @hennahsandhu


Jennifer Sillince (she/her) is Foreign Rights Coordinator at Arcturus Publishing, and is responsible for global publishing rights to the Allen Carr’s Easyway list. IG: @novelarium


Kim Racon (she/her) is Assistant Manager of the Academic Marketing Department at HarperCollins Publishers. Using her background in higher education, she creates marketing campaigns across print, web, and social media for a variety of titles, targeting faculty across academic disciplines. She also helped launch the podcast series Harper Academic Calling. @raconteursaurus


Sarah Plows is Head of Marketing at Macmillan Children’s Books. @HappyPhantom_UK


Mary MacInnes is Former Vice President at Routledge, and now Business Ethics and Compliance Manager at CUP. @MaryMacInnes1


Rebecca Morrison (she/her) is Digital Marketing Executive at HarperCollins in their Collins division. She works on creative campaigns for both schools and trade audiences and last year completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing. @busybookshelves

A big thank you to our existing members of Team Unplugged, some of whom have been with us since the beginning of this series:

  • Ain Chiara Bensenouci, Partnerships and Events Manager at Penguin Connect
  • Áine Ryan, Marketing Manager at JKP
  • Catherine Slinn, Group Marketing Manager at Sage Publications
  • David Norris, Senior Project Manager at Haremi
  • Eva Pirpinia, Export Sales Executive at Simon & Schuster UK
  • Kate Essam, Operations and Data Management Director, UK at The Quarto Group
  • Laurence Koster, Commissioning Editor (English Language Teaching) at Cambridge University Press
  • Louise Harvey, Audio Manager at Little, Brown Book Group
  • Meg Osborne, Assistant Editor at What on Earth Books
  • Tamara Navaratnam, Head Of Marketing at JKP

It’s because of this formidable team that we can bring even more members of the publishing community together at these events. Thank you everyone for being part of it all!

To book your ticket for an event in the Unplugged Online series, click here.

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