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Roth-Ey made 4th Estate/HarperPress publisher
24.01.12 | Benedicte Page
HarperCollins group digital director David Roth-Ey has been appointed executive publisher of 4th Estate and HarperPress. He will take up the role on 6th February.
A new digital structure at the publisher is to be announced "shortly".
HC c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley said Roth-Ey's background—including starting at literary agency ICM, and then editing at Scribner and HarperPerennial in the US, before moving to the UK digital programme—made him "the ideal candidate" to lead 4th Estate and HarperPress into the future. "He will bring genuine creativity and flair, together with sound business judgement, to the role," she said.
Roth-Ey said: "At a time when the digital publishing revolution gives readers more choices than ever before, the value of great writing, curatorial excellence and publishing finesse is undiminished. The remarkable authors and publishing teams at 4th Estate and HarperPress exemplify the best of publishing, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them."
The Friday Project will continue to report to Roth-Ey in his new role.