The Team

Iain Millar

Iain Millar

Iain Millar is one of Canelo’s co-founders and now Managing Director of both Canelo and Hera. A successful ebook publisher and award-winning book marketer, he is increasingly passionate about reading as a form of entertainment, and about ensuring that pleasure is truly accessible to all.

@iainmillar18

Louise Cullen

Louise Cullen

Louise Cullen is a Publishing Director responsible for Canelo Crime and contemporary fiction, saga, romance and psychological suspense novels. She works with bestselling authors including Rachel Lynch and Marion Todd, and previously with novelists such as Michael Ridpath, Anne Holt and Holly Seddon. She continues to seek exciting voices and brilliant concepts for the Canelo Crime list.

@LouiseECullen

Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar has worked on many acclaimed ebook, app and web projects including the app 80 Days and the series Ideas in Profile. He is also the author of The Content Machine and Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess. Michael is one of Canelo’s co-founders and the Publishing Director.

@michaelbhaskar

Nick Barreto

Nick Barreto

Nick Barreto works where books and technology intersect. He’s managed and built apps, is an expert on ebook formats, metadata and workflows. He is committed to automating all the repetitive tasks to free up more time for the work that matters. Nick is one of Canelo’s co-founders and the Operations Director.

@nickbarreto

Francesca Riccardi

Francesca Riccardi

Francesca Riccardi has worked in digital publishing for over ten years, starting off in the charity sector and moving in to trade in 2011. She has worked with authors including Holly Seddon, M. C. Beaton, Patrick Flanery and Cheryl Strayed and was a Bookseller Rising Star in 2017 for her work in digital sales. Francesca is Canelo’s Sales and Marketing Director.

@FranBooks

Felix Janosik

Felix Janosik

Felix Janosik is Canelo’s Production Executive.

Micaela Cavaletto

Micaela Cavaletto

Micaela Cavaletto has a background in digital publishing, and she has worked in academic and trade sectors. She is passionate about ebooks, coding and new technologies. Micaela is Canelo’s Production Manager.

Kit Nevile

Kit Nevile

Kit Nevile is Commissioning Editor at Canelo, looking particularly at thrillers, horror, and action/adventure books. He has previous experience at Persephone Books and whitefox publishing services, both in an editorial role.

@evelknevile

Siân Heap

Siân Heap

Siân Heap is Commissioning Editor at Canelo, looking particularly at saga, romance and crime books. She has previous experience at Hodder & Stoughton and ed public relations, and is also a former Waterstones bookseller.

@sianbelizabeth

Emily Bedford

Emily Bedford

Emily Bedford is Senior Commissioning Editor at Canelo. She is looking to publish contemporary fiction, with an eye on romance and historical fiction in particular. She has previously worked at Bloomsbury as well as Taylor & Francis in editorial roles.

@EmBedfd

Claudine Sagoe

Claudine Sagoe

Claudine Sagoe is Canelo’s Sales Manager (Digital and Export). She has previously worked at Jessica Kingsley Publishers and Titan, and is passionate about helping readers in the UK and beyond discover new authors and books.

Craig Lye

Craig Lye

Craig Lye is an editor with a background in historical fiction, having previously worked at Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Orion on authors including Ben Kane, Christian Cameron and Simon Turney, among others. At Canelo he is seeking historical, thriller and action/adventure titles. Craig is a Commissioning Editor at Canelo.

Nicola Piggott

Nicola Piggott

A digital marketing specialist, Nicola Piggott has worked in the arts and entertainment industry for over 15 years. She has worked on a number of highly successful book-to-film adaptations including Ian McEwan’s bestselling ‘On Chesil Beach’ and R.J Palacio’s ‘Wonder’. Nicola is Canelo’s Senior Marketing Manager.

Elinor Fewster

Elinor Fewster

Elinor Fewster is Canelo’s Head of Publicity and has over a decade of experience of working in the communications industry. She has previously held roles at publishers including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster and Pan Macmillan and managed campaigns for authors including Santa Montefiore, Lindsey Kelk, Chris Carter, Johnny Vegas, and David Bailey.

Thanhmai Bui-Van

Thanhmai Bui-Van

Thanhmai Bui-Van is Canelo’s Paperback Sales Manager. She’s had sales roles at Oneworld, Titan and Perseus Books and has worked with a number of bestselling authors including Paul Beatty, Tayari Jones, Will Dean and Peter Wohlleben to name but a few.

Nicole Abel

Nicole Abel

Nicole Abel is Canelo’s print Production and Logistics Manager and has worked in Book Production for over 20 years. In 2007 she won the Stora Enso Design and Production Award at the British Book Industry Awards for The Dangerous Book for Boys. She has previously worked at HarperCollins, Hachette and Scholastic.

Alicia Pountney

Alicia Pountney

Alicia Pountney is Canelo’s Editorial Assistant, working on crime, saga, romance and psychological suspense titles. She had a brief stint in magazine publishing before deciding the world of books was where her heart truly lay. She has worked at Heywood Hill bookshop and at The Bookshop by WHSmith.

Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor is one of Canelo's Editorial Assistants, working on historical and adventure fiction, crime and historical non-fiction. She has previously worked in an editorial role for Two Roads at Hachette, and continually writes and edits for a number of small publications.