Name: Suzy Maddox
Role: National Sales Manager
Company: Hachette Aotearoa NZ
My first job in publishing was: I first started in the book industry, in between high school and university, as a book buyer for London Bookshops. I moved onto working for a small independent bookstore as I studied, and then, when I moved to London, I worked at Waterstones Camden Town. Coming back home I was the buyer for UBS Auckland, the NZ buyer for Borders and then offered a newly created role Key Account Manager at Hachette NZ, where I’ve been ever since.
I’m currently reading: Lots of 2022 titles, including the new Patrick Gale and Monica Ali.
My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: I can’t pinpoint one; it’s a great industry and there are so many things I have loved, and love, about it.