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Bounce represents a range of the best
children’s publishers from the UK and beyond.

Meet the team

Our friendly and experienced team cover the whole of the UK and Ireland and deal with a huge range of retailers.

The Head Office Bounce team handles Key Account Sales where applicable as well as looking after individual retailers, while the Field Team has a special remit to look after heritage, gift, toy and specialist accounts as well as independent bookshops.

Julie Anderson

Operations Director

Julie has worked for Bounce since 2002 and has trouble describing her role as she is a bit of a jill of all trades! She oversees some publisher relationships, as well as looking after BookTrust and a couple of other special accounts. Julie has recently also become the co owner of a new Children’s bookshop in her home town of Hitchin, Next Page Books.

Tanya Bell

Telesales Manager

Tanya started working at Hammicks Bookshop straight from University where her love of books especially children’s grew, even though she left bookselling for a few years her love of books called her back again. After a short time at an Indie Bookshop she returned to Hammicks to run their children’s department in Epsom, from there she went to work for Scholastic as a field rep for a couple of years. She joined Bounce at the beginning of 2009 as a field rep and then after two children now looks after a number of Online accounts. All of her spare time is spent with the children and running their school PTA.

Sarah Bunce

Sales and Publisher Executive

Sarah has a degree in American and English Literature, and was a bookseller and buyer at Waterstones before joining Bounce. She does a bit of everything, but mainly special sales – whilst also looking after several publishers and small accounts. She balances her love of literature with addictions to Instagram and bad reality TV.

Chloe Coles

UK and Export Sales Executive (Europe)

Chloe joined Bounce in 2020, with a background in children’s bookselling and now looks after UK and European Export accounts. She likes writing books as much as she likes reading them and is the author of three published YA novels.

Louise Corcoran

Area Sales manager: Key Accounts and Northern England

Louise is our rep for the North of England and also looks after key educational and library suppliers. She joined Bounce in 2016 after 10 years in children’s bookselling. Outside of work she enjoys running, live music and playing the saxophone.

Steve Fitzerald

Area Sales Manager: South West England and South Wales

Steve joined Bounce in 2011 following many years in and around design, print and publishing. Steve covers South West England and South Wales.

CJ Gajjar

Area Sales Manager: London

CJ has always been a fan of literature and after receiving a BA in English Language, wished to make her hobby into a career. She joined The Newham Bookshop for five years, working in the Children’s and Young Adult department. CJ is also a passionate traveller, and as the London Sales Representative, is constantly out and about the city visiting Independent Bookshops, Galleries and Museums. Always eager to get books into the hands of the new generation, she is always happy to help with a recommendation.

Sarah Goodliffe

Wholesale and Gift Sales Manager

Sarah studied a BA in English and entered the world of publishing a few years ago. She joined Bounce in 2019. Sarah looks after Gardners and lots of other customers. She loves everything autumnal, cooking, eating and, of course, reading!

Emilie Harris

Trade Sales Director

Emilie joined Bounce in January 2019 having previously worked at Dorling Kindersley and Walker Books. Emilie is currently on maternity leave looking after her new baby Brodie and son Eli.

Graham Jones

Area Sales Manager: Midlands and the South

Graham joined Bounce in 2012 and has been working in the wonderful world of Trade Sales publishing for over 40 years. In his spare time he likes chilling with his family, reading, fishing and hill walking with his wife and their mad border terrier, Bertie. Graham is also a long standing season ticket holder at Coventry City Football club.

Michaela O'Callaghan

Sales Assistant

After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2019, Michaela has worked in a variety of roles, from sales assistant at a toy supplier to marketing intern positions within edtech and educational publishing. In between tutoring primary school years and writing for The Publishing Post, Michaela can be found nosying through book twitter, adding to her collection of dungarees, and questioning why everyone loves Monopoly so much.

Sheila O'Sullivan

Special Sales Director

With over 30 years working in the publishing industry, Sheila has been with Bounce from the very beginning. A passionate promoter of children’s books, she has had responsibility for selling into almost every Key Account and now looks after our Special Sales.  In her spare time she loves to take long walks with the family dog and weather permitting likes to hit a few golf balls.

Lee Rickwood

Area Sales Manager: South East England

Lee has worked in publishing for nearly 25 years. He started as a trainee rep with Excel Logistics before joining Macmillan distribution.
He then went on to work for Transworld and Penguin Random House before joining Bounce in 2015. In his spare time he enjoys reading, holidays in warm climates and playing poker.

Kathleen Robb

Area Sales Manager: South East England and East Anglia

Kathleen has been passionate about children’s books and getting children into reading since she started work in the book trade after university. She ran a general independent bookshop with her husband, during which time she specialised in children’s books. Her bookshop closed in 2000 but she later went on to manage a children’s bookshop for several years before becoming a Bounce rep in 2014. Kathleen is the Bounce rep for East Anglia and the Home Counties.

Emma Ryan

Export Sales Director

Emma has worked in publishing for 20 years and joined Bounce in 2008.
Her role as Export Director combines two of her favourite things; travelling and books.
Emma currently lives in Brighton with her family and enjoys walks on the beach and the South Downs with her cocker spaniel puppy.

Robert Snuggs

Managing Director

Robert has been selling, marketing and publishing Children’s books for over 40 years and founded Bounce in 2002. He is proud that Bounce represents so many brilliant Children’s Publishers and that he is supported by such a professional and knowledgeable specialist sales and marketing team. In what spare time he has, he cultivates vegetables, excruciating puns and an insatiable interest in anything and everything.

Valentina Vacchelli

Marketing Manager

After graduating from UCL with a MA in Publishing, Valentina joined Bounce’s marketing department in 2017. She looks after the website, weekly newsletters, catalogues and much more. In her spare time, if she’s not reading, she likes winter walks on the beach, all kinds of house plants and colourful stationery.

Beth Wetherfield

Sales Assistant

Having graduated with a BA in Modern Languages, Beth interned with Bounce back in 2019, and, after a brief foray into educational publishing, bounced back to join the team as a temp in Summer 2020, and just never left! She dabbles at doodling, sings the Hercules soundtrack too loudly and works hard to earn a living for her four houseplants, Fern, Ronnie, Gerald and Geraldine.

Sarah Wright

Area Sales Manager: Scotland and Northeast England

Before joining Bounce in 2007 Sarah worked in Waterstones in Edinburgh for 4 years and was the Penguin Sales Rep in Scotland for 10 years. In her spare time Sarah can be found on a windswept beach or getting lost up mountains.