Ingrid Selberg, m.d of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division, is to leave the publisher at the end of this month.
S&S said Selberg had resigned from her position after 11 years at the company for personal reasons, and that a replacement was being sought.
Since joining the company in 2003, Selberg’s triumphs include commissioning the Underpants brand, including titles such as Claire Freedman and Ben Cort’s Aliens Love Underpants and its sequel, which sold over three million copies. She also spearheaded a commercial picture book list, which included bestsellers from the likes of Sue Hendra and Benji Davies.
Ian Chapman, c.e.o and publisher of S&S UK and International, said: “Under Ingrid’s direction our children’s fiction list is now an enviable balance of high quality, bestselling brand authors, such as Rachel Renee Russell’s Dork titles, Sophie McKenzie, Becca Fitzpatrick and Gayle Forman soon to be joined by Cassandra Clare, award-winning titles such as Waterstones Prize winners Michelle Harrison’s The Thirteen Treasures and Katie Davies’s The Great Hamster Massacre, and Guardian Fiction Prize winner Andy Mulligan’s Return to Ribblestrop.
"The division has been Highly Commended for Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Bookseller Industry Awards. This is all a reflection of Ingrid’s great leadership, and the flair, experience and acumen she has brought to this pivotal role in our Company for more than a decade.
"I know you will all join me in thanking Ingrid for everything she has done on behalf of Simon & Schuster. We shall miss her and we wish her all the very best for the future.”