Faber Factory founder Blacklock leaves after nine years

Faber Factory founder Blacklock leaves after nine years

Simon Blacklock, co-founder and director of Faber’s Factory e-book business, has decided to leave the company after nine years.

Blacklock joined Faber in 2010, building a successful e-book sales and distribution service helping small to medium-sized businesses enter the market. Faber said his “experience, professionalism and love of books” had been pivotal in the business.

C.e.o. Stephen Page said: “I have known Simon for a long time, both as a bookseller and as a member of the Faber team. The professionalism and love of books he brings to his work are clear to everyone who works with him. In launching Faber Factory, first as an innovative business, then as a joint venture, and today as a hugely successful business of scale, Simon’s sure hand and patience has allowed it to flourish. He is trusted by all our clients, has great integrity, good humour and clear-mindedness. 

“We will miss him. He goes with our deepest gratitude for all he has done and we wish him the very best in the future. We will shortly announce our plans for the future leadership of this key part of our service provision for fellow independent publishers.”

Blacklock, who has decided he "wants to do something different" after much consideration, added: “I have hugely enjoyed my time at Faber, it's a great company with great people and helping to build Faber Factory into a major e-book service has been a lot of fun.”

He can be reached at simonblacklock@gmail.com