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IPG's Pam Harcourt Named 2022 Star Watch Honoree

October 26, 2022


Contact: Sidney Thompson | Corporate Communications
312.337.0747 | [email protected]

CHICAGO, IL and NEW YORK, NY— Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is pleased to announce that Pam Harcourt has been named one of this year’s Publishers Weekly Star Watch honorees.

Harcourt began her career as a bookseller and reviewer before joining IPG in 2006. Since then, she has worked in several roles throughout IPG’s international import division, Trafalgar Square Publishing (TSP). In March 2021, she became the Publishing and Brand Manager for TSP. “Pam wears multiple hats, serving as list advocate, publisher lifeline and an all-around invaluable resource,” said Lauren Klouda, Director of Marketing for IPG. “She’s whip-smart, a shrewd and astute judge of forthcoming titles, and a veritable encyclopedia of all titles that have ever comprised our TSP list. She is an outspoken and trusted crusader for books from diverse authors sharing unique and important stories that might otherwise be buried deep in the midlist.”

Harcourt works closely with TSP clients, positioning their titles and providing valuable guidance to publishers that are often less familiar with the North American market. In addition to her work with publishers, Harcourt is a champion of new employees entering the book industry, offering her time and insights, and often going out of her way to mentor newcomers in their careers.

Brooke O’Donnell, Managing Director for TSP, said, “I have worked with Pam for 16 years. Her passion for books and authors has never waned. I am so proud that PW has chosen her as a Star Watch honoree.”

Harcourt joins IPG’s Star Watch alumni Elisabeth Gilbert (2021), Lauren Klouda (2020) and Andrea Baird (2019).


About Independent Publishers Group:
Founded in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. Today, IPG’s wide reach into the book market includes distribution of both print and e-books from a wide array of publishers, digital printing and traditional publishing. With consistent growth year over year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its publishing partners in the United States and worldwide. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987, and this acquisition formed the parent company Chicago Review Press, Inc., which now owns Chicago-based indie publishers Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books.

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