There are many names and faces here at Mascot Books and we are always growing. Today we wanted to share a closer look into all the various roles on our team and give more insight on the tasks and responsibilities of each one. Each position is unique and important to the process of helping authors share their books with the world.
“I’m an acquisitions editor, which means that I bring in books to publish. I review manuscript submissions and conversations with authors about our publishing process. My day is made up of emails, phone calls, and chats with the different members of production and marketing. I also create publishing proposals for the books we’re interested in and figure out what might work best for an author’s specific title. As an Acquisitions Editor I’m a main point of contact and I stay with my authors throughout the entire publishing process. It’s so much fun to see a book take shape from an idea to a physical copy!“ – Jess Cohn
Production Editor“I serve as a senior production editor here at Mascot Books. That means it’s my responsibility to guide books through the twists and turns of the publishing process. I work primarily on children’s books, so for me that means a lot of manuscript editing, working with illustrators, and coordinating with our in-house graphic design team to make sure everything comes together beautifully. I also serve as the liaison between the various parties who contribute to the book and the author of each book so I can ensure everything is going as planned and is in line with the author’s overall vision. On a daily basis, you can find me editing (a lot!), reviewing illustrations, working with our design team and the other PEs, reviewing printer proofs, and, of course, sending lots of emails.” – Susan Roberts
“As a graphic designer, I wear many hats here. I design the layouts from adult novels to children’s books, from cover all the way down to the spacing between letters. I also design the marketing materials, like bookmarks, flyers, posters, postcards, and book trailers. My strengths are photo compositing (bringing several images together to appear like it’s always been one image; think fantasy books), retouching (fixing errors in images), and every now and again, I get to digitally paint an entire cover!” – Jasmine White
“I’m a marketing manager, and I work specifically with Marketing Plus and Premium authors. I help authors get their book out into the
“I am an assistant bookkeeper here at Mascot Books. I have a variety of responsibilities, including processing daily orders for distributors and retailers. I work directly with authors to collect payments, coordinate shipping arrangements, monitor sales, and make sure they receive their royalty reports every quarter.”
– Abby Simpson
By Nelia Dashiell