We are very proud of the team we have here at Badger Learning, from the hardworking people who pack the boxes to the lovely ladies who create the collections in our Product Development Team. I caught up with Sarah, one of our Product Developers, to ask her about her role here at Badger…

 How did you become a book buyer?

I always knew I wanted to work within the book industry so I went to university and gained a degree in English Literature. During this time, I also worked in a library and became a student ambassador promoting higher education to children of all ages. When I finished university, I interned at three publishing houses (Random House, Penguin and Hachette) across many departments so I gained a good idea of how the publishing process worked. During my final internship, I was lucky enough to secure my current position at Badger Learning where I have worked as a buyer and product developer for the past six years.

What is the best part of your job?

Ahhhh, I know it sounds cheesy but it really is knowing that I am providing amazing and important books for teens to read that are potentially life-changing. When a teen reads a book from my collection and has that ‘oh, it’s not just me’ moment or the fact it helps them work through some difficult emotions or makes them smile when they are having a terrible day – that is the best and most rewarding part of my job.

How are books selected for your collections?

1)      We meet with publishers on a regular basis and view the upcoming titles around 6 months in advance of publication. There is no set time that we buy, as we sell all year round, so we are on a constant rolling schedule. This means we offer the freshest books with the latest tren