Nick Coveney, Kings Road Publishing's head of digital and social media (part of Bonnier Publishing), is stepping down from his role to join information and knowledge business, Informa, as digital marketing director for KNect365, its knowledge and networking division.
Coveney's last day at Kings Road is 2nd December. He starts in his new role on 5th of December.
Coveney, an alumnus of the UCL MA in Publishing, began his career in publishing at Hodder & Stoughton working for c.e.o. Jamie Hodder-Williams to grow its audio and digital programmes across fiction and non-fiction. He was promoted and later moved across as editor for Consumer, Audio and Digital at Hodder Children’s Books.
During his time at Hachette, he worked on enhanced e-books for titles such as Miranda Hart’s Is It Just Me? and led the digitisation of several projects such as the How To Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. He also commissioned physical books alongside audiobooks, winning the auction of Taran Matharu’s New York Times bestseller Summoner.
Coveney joined Bonnier in the summer of 2014 as head of digital at Blink Publishing to lead its digital strategy and was selected as one of The Bookseller's Rising Stars 2014. As head of digital and social media at Kings Road Publishing he oversaw the development of multiple apps and led the creation of digital marketing campaigns such as #ColourTheMagic for the Harry Potter Colouring Books.
He said: "I have truly relished my seven years working in the publishing industry, it has been a very welcoming and often challenging experience. I have been privileged enough to work with some of the most talented people in the industry and collaborate on creating innovative bestselling products – publishing done differently.
"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Perminder Mann and the team at Kings Road across its diverse imprints, the exciting growth of Bonnier Publishing has been a phenomenal experience to be a part of."
Coveney is contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org.