Quercus Publishing plc
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April 05, 2011 02:01 ET

HarperCollins Publishing Director to join Quercus Publishing

                                                                                      5 April 2011
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                                      Quercus Publishing Plc
                                   ("Quercus" or the "Company")
                                                 
                  'HarperCollins Publishing Director to join Quercus Publishing'

Quercus Publishing Plc is delighted to announce that Susan Watt is joining the company to launch a
new imprint, Heron Books.

Heron  Books  will create a small and varied list of both fiction and non-fiction titles  and  the
imprint will take Quercus into new subject areas and genres. The first title for Heron Books, Mark
Nepo's The Book of Awakening, will be released on 28 April 2011.

Susan has for the last twelve years been Publishing Director at HarperCollins and before that  she
was  the Publishing Director of Michael Joseph. Notable titles that Susan has commissioned are The
Dangerous Book for Boys and Jeremy Paxman's The English.

Susan says: "I am so interested in finding original, even quirky, talent in writing every kind  of
book,  storytelling  in  both non-fiction and fiction - and of course particularly  fascinated  in
finding  books that suit the rapidly expanding group of new middle age, who have the time to  read
as well as the means to buy"

Mark  Smith, Chief Executive of Quercus commented: "Susan has an outstanding track record in  both
spotting  talent and commissioning groundbreaking ideas and I am thrilled that she has  chosen  to
join us. Our imprints - Maclehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and now Heron Books complement the core
Quercus  publishing programme and we all look forward to the projects and authors that Susan  will
bring.

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 Mark Smith, Chief Executive
 
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Notes to Editors:
*   Quercus Publishing plc is an independent publisher based in London. The Company was founded by
    Mark Smith and Wayne Davies in May 2004.
*   The Company was listed on PLUS markets in October 2006.

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