Profile’s publishing director Mike Jones is to leave the company at the end of this week, by mutual consent.
Jones joined Profile from his role as non-fiction publishing director at Simon & Schuster almost exactly a year ago in July 2014.
The publisher said it was “very sorry” to make the announcement and that while Jones would leave the office this Friday (17th July), he would continue working for the company until the end of September, editing a number of manuscripts from home.
A spokesperson for the company said: “We are enormously grateful to Mike for the contribution that he has made to Profile and wish him well for the future. Since joining the company he has acquired some wonderful books, including John Burnside’s history of 20th century poetry, Fiona Sampson’s biography of Mary Shelley, Jeremy Miller’s book on Warren Buffett, Professor Adam Ockelford’s study of the psychology of music and Charles Foster’s Being a Beast which we sold to Metropolitan Books in the US and which we will publish in the spring of 2016.”
Jones told The Bookseller: "I've hugely enjoyed my time with the wonderful people at Profile. I will leave behind some good friends and great authors. I plan on going on holiday (to Greece), and then developing some exciting new opportunities."
From Monday 20th July Mike Jones can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.