Wed, 22/05/2013 - 13:00
Tim Holman, senior vice-president and publisher of the Orbit division at Hachette Book Group in the US and the Orbit imprint of Little, Brown in the UK, will be returning to the UK with his family later this year.
He will continue to oversee Orbit's publishing programmes in the US and UK and be making frequent trips to New York....
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 09:15
Granta proprietor and publisher Sigrid Rausing is to take over full operational and executive control of Granta Publications, following the departure of Philip Gwyn Jones from the executive publisher role this summer.
Jones' departure is described as part of a reorganisation which follows the resignations of magazine editor John...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 11:51
Waterstones' managing director James Daunt has said the chain needs to "book sell its way out" of its market challenges, as it moves to restructure to ensure its long-term health.
Staff reacting to news of the consultation set to affect 560 management-level staff described the mood inside the company as "subdued...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 07:30
Vanessa Clarke, previously deputy children’s sales director at Macmillan, has joined top That! Publishing as head of trade sales.
Sales director at Top That! David Greggor praised Clarke’s “expertise and enthusiasm”, and said she will “drive UK trade sales forward”.
Clarke has almost...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:00
Canongate editorial director Francis Bickmore [pictured] has been appointed publishing director, while executive editor Anya Serota is to leave the publishing house.
Bickmore joined Canongate in 2000 and during his years at the company has worked with authors including Carol Birch, Nick Cave, Matt Haig, James Meek and David Byrne....
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 12:07
Doug Pocock will take over as the new m.d. at Abrams & Chronicle Books (A&CB), starting on 20th May.
Pocock joins A&CB from The Media Partners, a publishing consultancy where he worked on business strategies including digital marketing and overseas start-ups. He has previously been at Egmont, holding various positions...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 10:00
Cortina Butler, currently m.d. at BookBrunch and formerly global editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest, has been appointed as the new literature director for the British Council.
Butler will leave BookBrunch to join the international cultural relations organisation in June, replacing Susie Nicklin who left in April. Her role will...
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 10:57
Palgrave Macmillan chairman Dominic Knight has been appointed vice-president and treasurer of the Publishers Association, at the trade body's annual general meeting today (8th May).
His election means two leading figures from academic publishing will be heading the PA's board during 2013-2014, as Nick Fowler, managing...
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 10:55
HarperCollins 360 has been expanded to make US books available in the UK, with Karen Davies appointed as affiliate publisher.
Harper 360 is a global publishing programme which aims to make books published by any division of HC worldwide available in print or digital formats for all English-language markets, so the catalogue is...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 15:02
James Long, editorial director for digital at Pan Macmillan, is moving to the newly created role of analytics director.
Long joins Anna Bond's newly restructured sales team and will focus on sales analytics "to drive insights and improved use of quantitative data to inform sales and acquisition processes across all of the Pan...