Faber looks beyond books

<p>Faber is to develop new businesses to exploit its 79 year-old brand outside its core publishing business. New ventures will include merchandising, events and seminars. Stephen Page, Faber c.e.o, said the initiatives would be a &quot;spin off from Faber&#39;s literary identity and history&quot;.</p><p>The push will be spearheaded by rights director Jason Cooper, who has been named director of rights and new business development. Cooper will be aided by Patrick Keogh, formerly export manager who becomes business development manager. Page said: &quot;Faber&#39;s brand has long resonated with the wide community of literary writers and readers around the world and we believe that we can find new ways to serve and connect with those readers in the future beyond our role as a publisher of books.&quot;</p><p>Faber is also restructuring its editorial team. Lee Brackstone and Julian Loose, both currently Faber editorial directors, move to the newly created posts of publishing director for fiction and publishing director for non-fiction respectively. Page said Brackstone and Loose would adapt Faber&#39;s list to the &quot;changing modern market&quot;.</p><p>Additionally, editor Angus Cargill will take up take up extra responsibilities, taking over the strategic development of Faber&#39;s expanding crime list.</p>