Director Kate Torrey named one of 50 Top Women in Book Publishing

This month’s cover story for Book Business magazine is a list of 50 Top Women in Book Publishing.

Book Business’ first annual “50 Top Women in Book Publishing” feature recognizes and honors some of these industry leaders who affect and transform how publishing companies do business, and what—and how—consumers read.

The women who were selected this year represent various segments of the industry, from educational publishers and university presses to the world’s largest trade publishers.

And beyond the duties and responsibilities of the positions they hold, they have impacted the business of book publishing with service to industry organizations and by speaking and contributing at industry events. Whatever individual ways each woman has contributed, they are all, in a word—inspiring.

The directors of three university presses are among those named, including our very own Kate Torrey, director of UNC Press. The article includes a professional tip from each of the honorees. Here’s the entry on Kate:

Torrey has been director of the University of North Carolina Press since 1992. She currently represents university presses on the Board of Directors of the Association of American Publishers and is a past president of the Association of American University Presses.

  • Tip: “Be prepared, be clear, be generous.”

We congratulate Kate on being recognized as one of the best in the industry. We benefit every day from having her at the helm here at UNCP.