Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:49
Rosemary Clarke, director of programmes at Booktrust, died last weekend after a short illness.
Clarke joined Booktrust in 1998 and was appointed head of Bookstart in 2001. She received an MBE for services to education in 2011.
In a statement, Booktrust said: "A true powerhouse, Rosemary was instrumental in taking...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 12:01
Hodder & Stoughton is launching a new personal development list in early 2014, and has appointed Liz Gough to the role of publisher.
Gough will join Hodder on 26th February from Pan Macmillan, where she was an editorial director and responsible for books including Marie de Hennezel's The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 09:50
Pan Macmillan has restructured its sales, marketing and publicity teams, creating a single marketing and communications department and consolidating its sales team into one division. One redundancy is likely to result from the changes.
The marketing and communications structure sees digital and communications director Sara Lloyd set...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 08:24
Clare Somerville has joined Hachette Children's Books as deputy managing director, with responsibility for Group Sales, Rights and Marketing.
She was recently Harlequin UK Ltd general manager India, UK & Export Sales.
Somerville, who previously worked as sales and marketing director at HCB, was appointed by m.d....
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 08:30
Head of Zeus has announced the appointment of Rosie de Courcy as senior editor.
De Courcy will have a specific role to acquire and commission new series fiction.
Anthony Cheetham, who set up Head of Zeus in January and published its first titles in July, said: "When we worked together in an earlier incarnation Rosie was...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 10:43
Joel Rickett has been promoted to the role of publisher of Penguin imprints Viking and Portfolio Penguin.
The editor, who was responsible for Clare Balding’s bestselling memoir My Animals and Other Family, was described as having a “a terrific year in 2012” by Viking publishing director Venetia Butterfield...
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 10:22
The Bookseller Group is ramping up its digital team to drive expansion of web operations for The Bookseller and We Love This Book.
New head of digital Kirsty Wright joins in January from Centaur Media where she was digital
content producer and web manager for The Lawyer. Nigel Roby, m.d. of The Bookseller...
Thu, 13/12/2012 - 15:53
Thames & Hudson managing director Jamie Camplin is to retire.
Camplin, who joined T&H in 1969 and became m.d. in 2005, turned 65 earlier this year.
Chairman Thomas Neurath said: "Our success over seven decades has been founded on a focused commitment to the arts and the world of learning, and constant innovation...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:45
Orion has promoted Jane Sturrock to the role of editorial director, non-fiction. She will continue to report to Amanda Harris, publishing director, non-fiction.
Sturrock joined Orion in 2007 as a publicity assistant, and has since worked on and commissioned titles such as the Keith Lemon books, The Killing Handbook and ...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 14:40
Blake Friedmann is entering "a phase of expansion", creating the new role of foreign rights, digital and audio manager, with the agency planning to appoint another agent in the "near future".
The agency has appointed Louise Brice as foreign rights, digital and audio manager, starting on 14th January. Brice has most...