Our Emily Bates a "PW Sales Rep of the Year" Finalist


A delightful tradition continues: our PRH colleague Emily Bates has been named one of the five finalists for Publisher Weekly’s 2023 “PW Sales Rep of the Year.” The award is given annually each spring, with the winner selected by a panel of booksellers across the country.

Emily joined Random House as an in-house Sales Manager in 2009, selling Knopf Doubleday to indies in the West. She won the Sales Innovation Award in 2012, and is currently Senior Sales Manager, with a focus on new bookstores.

Emily’s passion for books and commitment to accounts is emblematic of our in-house sales team, which is widely considered to be the industry gold standard. It is particularly gratifying that this meaningful industry honor is being given to someone who plays a key role on the team that specializes in supporting new bookstores during their crucial first year of opening.

The winner will be announced on May 22 as part of the U.S. Book Show, sponsored by PW.

Crossing our fingers for and congratulating Emily!

Posted: March 29, 2023