Leitch to drive Compass academic

<p>Independent book sales company Compass is to launch a new service for academic publishers in the UK and Ireland. Alan Leitch, former m.d. of Blackwell's and divisional director of Hammicks, will oversee the creation of Compass Academic Ltd. Leitch said that Compass intended to "build on its tremendous success in the general books market over the past few years".

Compass m.d. Alan Jessop said: "Alan is the ideal person to head up this new initiative--in addition to his very considerable retail expertise, he spent almost 10 years in publishing sales with Routledge and this unique experienc...

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