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Tuesday 25th May 2021

Canongate's Kate Gibb appointed to BookSource Board

BookSource, Scotland’s leading independent book distributor, has announced the appointment of a new non-executive director to its Board.

The company, which is the trading arm of Scottish book trade charity Publishing Scotland, this week formally announced the appointment of Kate Gibb as non-executive director.

Gibb, who is Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh-based Canongate Books and current Chair of Publishing Scotland, will take her seat on the Board immediately.

This news follows significant acquisition of new business by the Glasgow-based company in the early part of this year, which has spearheaded major investment and development plans for the business.

Davinder Bedi, BookSource CEO, commented; “I am delighted to be working with yet another professional who has such a firm grasp on publishing. I am confident that Kate’s background will provide BookSource with the additional thought-led capacity to continue to expand our well-established and new services across the UK publishing sector.  Her extensive experience in books is wholly complementary to what we do at BookSource and I look forward to working with her in delivering on our ambitious growth plans.”

Kate Gibb added “BookSource is an organisation I have admired for some time and I am delighted to be joining the board to support Dav and his team going forward at a time when the industry needs service to be at the top of the agenda. It is great to see an organisation like BookSource supporting the sector, especially in assisting start-ups and small presses to flourish through their impressive scale and abilities.  BookSource is on a journey and I very much look forward to being part of that as we continue to find new ways of helping publishers do business.”

About BookSource. BookSource is the trading arm of Publishing Scotland. Set-up in 1995 the company now distributes for over 120 client publishers and send books to all corners of the world. It specialises in supporting smaller presses and start-ups, helping them navigate their way through publishing. 

About Kate Gibb. Kate Gibb joined award winning Canongate in 2014 as Finance and Operations Director. She was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2017 having played a pivotal role in Canongate’s acquisition of Severn House Publishers.

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