International Sales Director
Insight Editions
San Rafael, CA
Date Posted
Insight Editions, based in San Rafael CA and one of the fastest growing independent book publishers in the US, has a position for an International Sales Director. In this role you will be responsible for organizing the sales in all international markets from co-editions and rights, to retailers, distributors and wholesalers globally to ensure the company’s publications are effectively adapted and sold in channel globally..

Core Job Responsibilities

· Create and manage workflows to share information, materials, and updates about our books across all sales channels.

· Oversee and expand publishing and distribution partners in all key markets globally.

· Prepare materials for and represent Insight Editions at foreign rights fairs including but not limited to London, Frankfurt, Bologna, etc.

· Create reports that use comprehensive data to measure performance and identify opportunities

· Define formats and repurpose titles to meet the individual needs of specific markets and partners.

· Identify and secure orders from large retailers and wholesalers in key markets internationally.

· Participate in developing the publishing program to meet the needs of specific markets and partners in the various territories.


· Bachelor’s degree plus minimum 5 years experience in internationally focused co-edition publishing either in the USA or Europe.

· Proven track record of selling books in international markets in the co-edition, rights, and export channels.

· The ability to deal with established clients all over the world and open up new relationships in foreign markets.

· Prior experience traveling and selling in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other markets..

· Excellent negotiating skills, and ability to secure deals.

· Superior written and verbal communication skills.

· Knowledge of foreign languages a plus.

· A thorough knowledge of book publishing, the editorial process, and an understanding of illustrated book publishing are essential.

· Good business skills to create and maintain P & L’s, and understand margins and cash flows.

· The ability to train and lead a small US based sales team and to identify and appoint representatives in key foreign markets.

· Knowledge of the movie, gaming, and entertainment industry working with brand licensors will be a plus.

· Frequent overseas travel will be essential.

· The job is based in San Rafael, Marin, California.

Insight Editions enjoys an unparalleled reputation for innovation, quality, and commercial success made possible by its strong relationships with a large number of well-known entertainment companies and individuals. It operates in the US as both a publisher and packager, and sells its books in twenty languages in over forty countries.

This is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a growing publisher who continues to develop their niche in the publishing industry. The salary will be commensurate with experience and the package will comprise a good base salary with benefits, plus an annual bonus based upon achievement at certain revenue goals

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