For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Rose
Lou Johnson Named International Publishing Director at Mango Publishing Group
(Miami, FL, August 5, 2021)—Miami-based Mango Publishing Group today announced the appointment of Lou Johnson as International Publishing Director. Mango Publishing Group, which was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing independent publishers in 2019, 2020, and 2021, publishes quality books in a variety of genres including young adult, children, self-help, business, science, pop culture, social justice, LGBTQ, feminism, fiction, and poetry.
Johnson will develop Mango Publishing Group’s international programs, beginning in Australia and New Zealand. She will be building teams that leverage the company’s predictive title analytics, in-market editorial expertise, and sales analytics in a number of key markets around the world. Based out of Sydney, she will also oversee Mango’s growing partnership with Booktopia, which exclusively distributes Mango Publishing Group titles in Australia and New Zealand.
“Lou is a super-sharp and dynamic publishing leader, and I look forward to learning much from her,” said Chris McKenney, Mango Publishing Group Founder and CEO. “Lou will also be a key part of the Mango executive team to drive strategic growth, both organically and through acquisitions. We’re fortunate to have her joining us under the Mango tree.”
Johnson was most recently Publishing Director at Murdoch Books, a division of Allen & Unwin, Australia’s largest independent book publisher. She had previously held senior roles across leading publishing houses, including Managing Director for Simon and Schuster (Australia), and founded and sold her own publishing start-up before joining Murdoch Books in 2016. She has also represented the industry through the Australian Book Industry Collaborative Council and as Vice President of the Australian Publishers Association.
“I love what Chris and the team at Mango have built and how they are doing it,” said Johnson. “By being dynamic, innovative, forward-thinking, and values-driven, they are building a foundation for the future of publishing. I can’t wait to get on board and be part of that.”
About Mango Publishing™
Mango Publishing Group™ is an independent book publisher based in Miami, Florida. The company publishes high-quality nonfiction books from fresh and distinct voices that spark new ideas with readers around the world. The company has a catalog of more than 1000 titles.
Mango is proud of their forward-thinking ambition, diversity and openness. With a strong emphasis on technology and innovation, the indie publisher marries the science of data analysis with the art of book publishing. Mango is participating in a more sustainable future, including using vegetable-based inks, printing on FSC paper and ensuring ethical and non-wasteful sourcing.