San Rafael, CA, December 13, 2013 — Raoul Goff, CEO of Insight Editions, announced that Samantha Ferguson has joined the company as International Sales Director and VP of Business Development commencing December 2013.
Samantha Ferguson joins Insight Editions from VIZ Media where she was Director of Animation Sales, working with distributor, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Prior to that, she held a similar sales and licensing role with BBC Worldwide. Samantha commenced her publishing career at Scholastic, moved to HarperCollins, and later became Senior Sales Manager at Harry N. Abrams.
In announcing Samantha’s appointment, Raoul Goff, CEO of Insight, said, “Insight Editions is growing rapidly, particularly in the co-edition space where we expect the sales to double in 2014. For most of our properties, we are acquiring exclusive global licenses so we see further increased growth in this area. We have reached a point where we need someone 100 percent dedicated to managing and growing this part of the business. I feel lucky to have found someone with Samantha’s background and past experience who brings clear understanding of the intricacies of working with major entertainment licenses. I’m especially delighted I was able to persuade her to come back into book publishing.”
Insight Editions, a fast-growing independent book publisher based in San Rafael, California, specializes in books for pop culture, gaming, and movie categories. Known for its high-end, lavishly produced, collectable editions, it enjoys an unparalleled reputation for innovation, quality and commercial success made possible by its strong relationships with a large number of world-renowned entertainment companies, including Disney, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Blizzard, and many others. They operate as both a packager and publisher in the U.S. and sell books in co-editions internationally in over 40 countries and more than 20 languages.