Tom Fickling takes on role of m.d. at DFB

Tom Fickling takes on role of m.d. at DFB

Tom Fickling has taken on the role of m.d. at Oxford-based publisher David Fickling Books.

Fickling, who has been the editor and m.d. at DFB’s sister company The Phoenix Comic since 2015 and is the son of DFB founder David Fickling, will work across both companies. He has just published the comic’s 350th issue and The Phoenix Presents series of books, published by DFB, has now sold over 130k copies, according to the company.

David Fickling said: “DFB prides itself on being small, personable, and first and foremost a family-run business with a family feel for all of our staff. Having Tom on board to steer us through is already proving to be a great asset to the company.”

Simon Mason announced he was stepping down from the role of m.d. at DFB earlier this month. Mason, who is also an author with DFB, is joining Pushkin Children’s Books to head up a new publishing project, more details of which will be revealed in due course.