ATG Star of the Week: Lorraine Keelan, Sales & Commercial Director, Scholarly, Palgrave Macmillan

by | Jan 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Name: Lorraine Keelan
Position: Sales & Commercial Director, Scholarly
Organization: Palgrave Macmillan

Born and Lived: Dublin, Ireland, then moved to United Kingdom after graduation, and have been living in New York for the last 6 months.

Professional Career and Activities: In charge of Palgrave Macmillan’s Sales & Rights team globally, dealing with print and online sales and licensing.

Family: Married

In My Spare Time: Keen triathlete, in training for my first Ironman Triathlon in Canada next August.

Favorite Books: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins; The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood & Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Pet Peeves: People who stop suddenly in front of you on the sidewalk in New York!

Philosophy: Don’t worry about the things you can’t control

Most Memorable Career Achievement: I have two: launching our ebooks platform, PalgraveConnect in record time, and PalgravePivot

Goals I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: To have convinced faculty members that research really is better accessed online!

How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: Mainly digital with researchers being able to access all the content they need, from every publisher, when they need it.


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