Simon & Schuster has made a host of new appointments and promotions in Canada. The publisher announced in May that it was set to expand operations in the country.
Kevin Hanson [pictured], who has been president of S&S Canada for the last eight years, will now add the title of publisher to his responsibilities. The role reflects the recent expansion of S&S in Canada to include editorial and publishing responsibilities alongside a sales and distribution hub.
Alison Clarke, formerly director of sales operations, will become the associate publisher of S&S Canada. Meanwhile Phyllis Bruce has been named editor of a new imprint for S&S Canada named Phyllis Bruce Editions.
S&S described Bruce as one of Canada's “most distinguished editors and publishers”, who is also a two-time winner of the CBA Editor of the Year Award.
Hanson said: “I am immensely proud and very excited to be joined by Alison and Phyllis to launch our publishing program at Simon & Schuster Canada. I am confident that we have the cornerstones for a successful team to anchor the truly ‘Made in Canada’ publishing program, and to continue the excellent work we have always done on behalf of our authors from the United States and United Kingdom.”
Carolyn Reidy, president and c.e.o. of S&S Worldwide said that under Hanson, S&S Canada had “succeeded well-beyond our expectations as both an essential part of our North American publishing strategy and an important member of our international family of companies.”
She added: “Under his direction, we have significantly grown our business and increased our overall presence in the Canadian marketplace, cultivating key accounts and aggressively pursuing new sales channels.”