Mike Richards leaves Egmont

Mike Richards leaves Egmont

Egmont Books’ marketing director Mike Richards has left the company following a reorganisation of the marketing team.

Richards has been in marketing at Egmont for 15 years, promoting authors and brands such as Michael Grant, Lemony Snicket, Jim Smith, Winnie-the-Pooh and Star Wars.

He would not comment on why he was leaving the company when contacted by The Bookseller, but said he has no plans at this stage about future career moves.

Egmont said the position has been removed from the business and there will be no like-for-like replacement.

Last year Egmont announced an ongoing redundancy programme in its marketing team following the merger of Egmont Press (fiction, classics and picture books) and Egmont Publishing Group Books (the licensed character book business) to form one division – Egmont Books.

Richards can be contacted at m_richards@gmx.com or on 07881 612638.