Virgin joins Ebury stable, Sadler leaving

<p>Virgin Books, previously a standalone business within Random House, is being made into an independent imprint within Ebury Publishing, under m.d. Fiona McIntyre. </p><p>Virgin will now sit alongside fellow imprint BBC Books. RH said the development followed Virgin m.d. John Sadler&#39;s decision to leave the business. </p><p>Sadler took up the role in September 2008, and has &quot;successfully overseen not only a physical move but also a complex restructure resulting in a significant improvement in the financial position of the business,&quot; said the publisher. His role will not be replaced in the new structure, which becomes effective today (2nd November).</p><p>Random House Group chairman and c.e.o. Gail Rebuck said &quot;This is a terrific move for Virgin Books as it transitions from an initial hot-housing phase to the next stage in its growth plan. The strong editorial team will continue to build an excellent, well-defined list whilst benefiting from the support infrastructure of a great established publishing house.&quot;</p><p>Random House acquired a 90% share of Virgin Books in 2007.</p>