Meet the Team
Alice Kate Mullen is set to take over as the Manager at the Poetry Book Society on Monday the 12th of December 2016. She read English Literature at Durham University. She has worked in poetry publishing since 2010 and is currently Marketing and Events Manager for Carcanet Press, PN Review and Anvil.
She previously worked in bookselling and events co-ordinating at Waterstones and Shakespeare & Company, Paris, alongside internships at Bloodaxe and various book festivals.
She completed an Arts Council mentorship at Chicago’s Poetry Foundation in 2013 and was an Assistant Bibliotherapist at Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2016.
As managing director of Inpress and the Poetry Book Society it is Sophie O'Neill's role to ensure the smooth running and growth of both companies, ensuring we achieve the best possible sales, marketing and business development for our publishers and members while keeping the core values of ACE at the centre of the work we do.
Sophie brings experience of both independent and corporate publishing. Before joining Inpress she was Head of Sales at leading independent publisher, Canongate Books.
Prior to that she worked at Headline Publishing, part of the Hachette Group, starting in export sales and moving into Key Account management in the UK sales department.
Emily Tate is responsible for all things finance at Inpress. She pays great attention to detail and likes to ensure everything adds up.
She also manages our eBook publishing, helping publishers digitise their books and making them available for sale worldwide.
The longest serving member of staff, she knows the workings of Inpress inside out. However she is not one to shy away from new projects and testing challenges.
She studied English Literature with French at Newcastle University and has since considered Newcastle her home.
Rebecca Robinson is the Sales & Marketing Executive, which translates in real terms as "general dogsbody." Whether hassling bookshops, designing marketing materials, organising events or managing the website her to-do list is an exponentially increasing object of ridicule in the Inpress office.
She also represents Inpress on the steering committee of T-Junction, a four-day poetry festival of readings, workshops, performances, debates, master-classes and guest-lectures in Middlesbrough.
She is a lifelong resident of Newcastle, apart from a brief sojourn to London to study English & Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College, but the novelty soon wore off.