Hachette Book Group has appointed Evan Schnittman to the role of executive vice-president, chief marketing and sales officer, with Schnittman leaving Bloomsbury to take up the post in New York.
Schnittman, who was managing director, group sales and marketing, print and digital, at Bloomsbury, will have responsibility for the sales and marketing direction for HBG, the US publishing division of Hachette Livre.
He will also oversee HBG's sales management, marketing communications, advertising and promotions, and the market research and analytics groups. He will start at HBG on 7th May, having worked at Bloomsbury since August 2010. Before working at Bloomsbury, he had spent eight years at Oxford University Press.
C.e.o. David Young said: "I'm extremely pleased to welcome Evan Schnittman to Hachette Book Group. He brings great marketing and sales experience to his new role, and has worked at the intersection of technology and content for much of his career—experience that is so valuable in today's fast evolving marketplace for books. The publishing world has been thoroughly transformed by digital, and I am excited that someone of Evan's calibre and track record is joining HBG as it pushes forward with new systems and innovations."
Schnittman said: "I am extremely honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to further integrate print and digital sales and marketing at Hachette Book Group. I will be coming home full-time to New York and returning to two publishers close to my heart, Little, Brown and Grand Central Publishing.
"I will be working with some of the brightest and best people in book publishing, and while I will miss London and my amazing colleagues at Bloomsbury, I cannot see a better situation than one where I get to help set the strategy and future for one of the most forward thinking and impressive trade publishers anywhere."
At Bloomsbury, executive director Richard Charkin will take on Schnittman's responsibilities, with no plans at present to recruit a separate successor for the role.