Independent UK Publisher Quercus hoping to compete with Pan MacMillan for fifth place in publishing hierarchy

Independent UK Publisher Quercus plans to increase its staff within the next three years and become one of the UK’s top five trade publishers hoping to compete with Pan Macmillan for the fifth spot in the hierarchy.

Quercus is looking to increase its staff from its current number of 60 to 100 within three years.The company has recently moved to new premises (55 Baker Street, London) and has appointed a new finance director, Paul Lenton.

Mark Smith, Quercus c.e.o, said:  “With Paul’s appointment and a refocusing of our efforts onto the three key opportunities for Quercus—namely: the discovery, nurturing and delivery of world-class intellectual property; digital product innovation and the development of online reading communities; and a global sales and marketing strategy—we feel that we now have in place the most effective management structure to enable Quercus to continue to deliver on its ambitions.”

My note: By 'Intellectural Property'  they mean 'Authors Works.'

Quercus Publishing Plc was established by Mark Smith (now Quercus CEO) and Wayne Davies (now Managing Director, Quercus Contract Division) in May 2004. The Directors had previously worked together at the Orion Publishing Group. Read More about their History

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