Morristown, NJ, May 5th, 2021
Shona Burns Joins knk Software
knk is pleased to announce the appointment of Shona Burns to the knk team as an Implementation Consultant. Ms. Burns joins knk having spent three decades in the book publishing industry.
Prior to joining knk, Ms. Burns served as Executive Director of Production at Chronicle Books, a division of McEvoy Media. Her brief in this role included setting strategy, managing business processes, and managing operating budgets for the Manufacturing and the Managing Editorial departments.
Ms. Burns has extensive experience in the publishing and printing industries in North America and Europe. She launched her career in print sales in Europe, before moving to Penguin UK as Deputy Production Manager. After leaving Penguin, Shona joined Chronicle Books LLC for a 22-year stint and steady progression in responsibilities including assignments as Production Manager, Production Director and eventual promotion to Executive Director. “As a result of this experience, Shona has developed critical skills in managing internal and external stakeholders as well as operational and technical capabilities that will bring significant benefits to knk and especially knk’s clients. We are very proud to attract such remarkable industry experts to join the knk team.” notes Sebastian Mayeres, CEO of knk Software LP.
Ms. Burns holds undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and is a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. She is the founding Board Member and VP of the Bay Area Women in Publishing and Co-Director of The Bay Area Organization Development Network.
About the knk Group:
The knk Group has about 450 customers in the publishing and media industry all over North America, Europe and Asia and has offices in the US, UK, France and Germany.
knk develops and distributes knkPublishing – the only Microsoft certified publishing software in the world. It complements the range of services provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365 with publishing-specific functionality for book, magazine, and specialist publishers and is based on the latest Microsoft technology. The software can be used in the cloud as well as on-premise and can either be perpetually licensed or rented via subscription. In addition, the knk Group offers BI, CRM (knk365 for Media Sales), Customer Engagement (knk365 Market Insights) and Marketing Automation (knk365 Marketing Automation) solutions dedicated to meet the publishing and media industry’s needs.
In addition to knkPublishing and the knk365 solutions, the knk Group also offers the brands of Bradbury Phillips International Ltd, the most established provider of Rights and Royalty software for Publishers and Literary Agents, and the “VM Media Manager” solution – the market leading advertising, subscription and circulation management software in Germany.