Pan Macmillan's adult division has announced three major promotions for editors Wayne Brookes, Caroline Hogg and Jamie Coleman.
Publishing director Brookes has been promoted to the position of associate publisher in the commerical fiction team; senior commissioning editor Hogg steps up as editorial director for fiction and commissioning editor Coleman is to become senior commissioning editor, working across Boxtree and Pan Macmillan non-fiction.
Brookes joined Pan Macmillan as publishing director in January 2010 from HarperCollins and has since acquired top-10 bestselling authors Diane Chamberlain, Jessie Keane and Lulu Taylor. This year he publishes the paperback edition of New York Times bestseller The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll and the "highly anticipated" thriller Dark Matter by the author of the Wayward Pines series Blake Crouch.
Publisher Jeremy Trevathan said: “In the last year Wayne has taken on more responsibility for the day-to-day management of the commercial fiction team and this promotion is by way of recognising this new aspect to his role and to acknowledge his importance to our commercial fiction publishing.”
Hogg, who takes up the post of editorial director for fiction, will report to Brookes. She joined Pan Macmillan as senior commissioning editor in February 2013 from Avon, tasked with championing "the very best" commercial women's fiction. New authors she has acquired for the list include Miranda Dickinson, Rachael Lucas and Pam Weaver. Trevathan said: "Caroline has guided and helped shape the women’s fiction strategy and has led the publishing of some of our new generation of commercial brand authors, Lucy Diamond and Karen Swan, to exciting new heights.”
Coleman, meanwhile, who is promoted to senior commissioning editor, will report to Robin Harvie, publisher of non-fiction. He joined from Greene & Heaton in 2015 as commissioning editor and is credited with making "an immediate impact", having published Gogglebox, Howard Marks’ Mr Smiley and Crap Colouring all in his first year. He is also praised for taking the Boxtree list "to new heights" in its 30th anniversary year with Scarlett Moffatt’s autobiography and a "fantastic" Christmas list for 2016, including Sad Animal Facts, Doug the Pug, 101 Bets You Will Always Win by Richard Wiseman and The Perpetual Disappointment Diary.
Trevathan added: “Jamie is one of those rare editors who has humour in his DNA. His appointment was made as part of our strategy to take the Pan Macmillan non-fiction list to the next stage in its evolution as a leading non-fiction publisher, and it is more than appropriate to promote Jamie at such an important time for the list.”
All promotions are effective immediately.