Senior Management

Welcome to Kathy Gale Publishing Services.

I have worked in book publishing for over twenty years and my key roles have included Senior Commissioning Editor at Hodder & Stoughton, Editorial Director at Pan Macmillan, Publisher and Joint Managing Director of The Women’s Press and Marketing Director at Simon & Schuster.

I have experience in editorial, marketing, publicity, sales, company and people management.

I have worked as a publisher and editor with a wide variety of authors, including Alice Walker, Janet Frame, May Sarton, Val McDermid, Manda Scott and Kate Cann; and I have run marketing campaigns for Jackie Collins, Sting, Alan Titchmarsh, Paula Radcliffe, Jennifer Weiner, Stephen E Ambrose, Mineko Iwasaki and Michael Crick.

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Kathy Gale Publishing Services




‘Kathy Gale is a well-known and respected figure in British publishing. She will be known to many from her years as Joint Managing Director of The Women’s Press where her business acumen and good relationships with authors, agents and the book trade put the company on a sound footing at a difficult time. She also has hands-on experience of key areas of publishing, including working closely with authors as an editor, creating dramatic and effective marketing campaigns for a wide variety of titles and working closely with editorial and sales. Kathy knows the publishing business from top to bottom.
Diane Spivey, Rights Director, Time Warner Books

‘I worked with Kathy Gale over many years at Simon & Schuster. She is a fantastic, collaborative, intelligent, smart woman, and I have had so much fun working with her. Her ideas are great and she can certainly see them through to the end. She is an asset to anyone!’
Jackie Collins

‘As my publisher/editor, Kathy Gale was astute, empathetic, entertaining, focussed and engaged. I entirely enjoyed working with her.’
Joan Barfoot

‘Kathy Gale was very important in getting my first three books, the Diving In trilogy, successfully published. As an editor, she was never afraid to tell me where I’d gone astray, but she’d be enormously supportive too. My sessions with her were honest, invigorating and, most of all, creative. I’ve got a lot to thank her for.’
Kate Cann

‘Kathy Gale is a superb editor, extremely perceptive in seeing the true shape, direction and texture of your writing and helping you to refocus, cut and restructure. Her sensitivity and respect for the writing and the writer made her adept at helping you to do this without pain. In my earlier career, she was an immense support to me and I learned a great deal from her.’
Stevie Davies

‘During her six years at Simon & Schuster, Kathy spearheaded many successful marketing campaigns across hardback and paperback, fiction and non-fiction. She has always shown professionalism, dedication and an unswerving commitment to excellence. Her contribution to the growth of Simon & Schuster has been significant.’
Ian Chapman, Managing Director, Simon & Schuster