9th June 2017
Usborne's Fiction Editorial Director Rebecca Hill has been selected for the Bookseller's Rising Stars, an annual list of the UK book industry's up-and-comers and future leaders of the trade.
The Bookseller commented: "The UK's biggest indie children's publisher only got fully into the fiction game in the last decade or so. But the reputation of Usborne's boutique list, which had grown year by year, truly blossomed when Rebecca Hill became the division's editorial director in 2010."
Rebecca said: "I work with some of the greatest authors and I am trying to get their books the recognition they deserve. It's the best job in the world."
Literary agent Madeleine Milburn said "Rebecca is a true talent-spotter, and incredible editor and an inspirational leader. She knows how to finesse a manuscript and can turn a book into a diamond.”
This is Rebecca's second award in recent weeks, after she and Cogheart author Peter Bunzl were shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award.