Asda's Bateson to go on maternity leave

<p>Asda&#39;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 Bateson is found.</p><p>Watterson will now also be buying adult paperback and hardback chart and new releases. </p>