Tue, 03/08/2010 - 13:40
Asda's book buying manager Stephanie Bateson is stepping down this month to go on maternity leave. Her last day will be 13th August. The Papershop category director, Len Barker, will assume overall control of the books category, with the book buyers Mat Watterson and Tom Waiting reporting directly to him while a direct replacement for...
Tue, 03/08/2010 - 05:32
Jim King, senior vice president and general manager of Nielsen BookScan, is to leave the company.
He will leave the company on 21st August to "pursue new opportunities", however his successor is yet to be announced. King has been with Nielsen BookScan since January 2000.
Jonathan Nowell, president of Nielsen Book, said...
Mon, 02/08/2010 - 09:03
Stuart Mathews, managing director of National Book Tokens, is retiring from the organisation this summer.
He will be replaced by Alex de Berry, who is commercial director of National Book Tokens.
Tim Godfray, c.e.o. of the Booksellers Association, which owns Book Tokens, said: "Stuart has been an integral member of the BA...
Thu, 22/07/2010 - 07:19
Pan Macmillan's senior publicist Jacqui Graham is leaving the company after more than 32 years in her role.
During her time at the publisher, Graham has worked on a number of key titles, including Douglas Adams' Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero and William Shawcross's...
Wed, 21/07/2010 - 13:34
Simon & Schuster has made a swathe of promotions across its fiction and non-fiction teams, following a recent restructure that moved its paperback division into a vertical publishing model.
Commissioning editor Francesca Main has been promoted to senior commissioning editor. Junior editor Libby Yevtushenko steps up to editor and...
Mon, 19/07/2010 - 14:00
James Horobin has left Headline, where he was UK and international sales director, to take a newly-created role at Simon & Schuster.
Horobin, who becomes group sales, marketing and brand development director on 4th October, is the second high profile Headline member to defect to S&S, following former deputy m.d and now executive...
Fri, 16/07/2010 - 08:14
Faber has promoted Becky Fincham to head of Faber Academy, replacing Patrick Keogh, who is leaving for a role at The Guardian Group.
Fincham joined the Academy six months ago having previously worked as publicity manager at Faber as well as roles at Headline Review and BCA, and has been fully responsible for many aspects of the...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 14:57
HarperFiction has made a number of promotions in its team, with deputy publishing directors Katie Espiner and Sarah Ritherdon stepping up to publishing directors.
Publisher Lynne Drew said: "Katie is responsible for historical fiction and more literary fiction, and her talent and vision have made their mark since she returned...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 06:27
Peter Newsom has taken on a consultancy role covering new media at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Newsom had previously been export sales director at Headline, but was made redundant at the end of last year, as part of a company-wide restructure. His...
Sun, 11/07/2010 - 09:15
HarperCollins has made a raft of new appointments, including former Little, Brown publishing strategy director Roger Cazalet as its associate publisher for HarperFiction, Blue Door and Voyager.
Bloomsbury's Penelope Beech has also been appointed marketing director, while Penguin and Michael Joseph project manager Ana Maria Riviera...