Baggaley explains surprise move to Bloomsbury

Baggaley explains surprise move to Bloomsbury

In a coup for Bloomsbury, Paul Baggaley is to leave Pan Macmillan after 11 years as Picador publisher to take up the post of Bloomsbury editor-in-chief for adult consumer publishing. The appointment has the full support of Alexandra Pringle, Bloomsbury’s current editor-in-chief, who now moves to the position of executive publisher.

Baggaley told The Bookseller he hadn’t been looking for a new job, but that Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton and m.d. of consumer publishing Emma Hopkin had convinced him. “I have done 11 years at Picador and I managed to achieve what I wanted,” he said. “It’s con...

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