Steve Potter, co-founder of online bookseller Wordery, is joining Far Corner as managing director of its global wholesale and e-commerce book businesses.
Based in the American company’s UK offices, Potter will oversee global operations with a focus on European supply chain growth and e-commerce expansion into Asia.
The company’s c.e.o., Chris Myers, said Far Corner was “absolutely thrilled” to have Potter on board.
“He has a unique track record in our field. Our customers will benefit greatly from his experience. His reputation for true innovation is a natural fit for Far Corner as we expand our presence in Europe and Asia,” said Myers.
Potter’s career includes a range of roles at WH Smiths, Waterstones and The Book Depository. When The Book Depository was sold to Amazon, he and four colleagues founded Wordery in partnership with The Bertrams Group.
“I’m excited to get involved at such a pivotal stage in the company’s development,” said Potter of his new role. “I’m fortunate to have worked with Far Corner in different capacities over the years, and have always been impressed with their innovation and creativity. The ambition to become a truly global bookseller, backed by industry leading logistics and technology, is a source of real excitement for me. I’m looking forward to working with established colleagues in the industry, and taking Far Corner’s innovations to new partnerships.”
Founded in 1991, Far Corner has been active in the industry for more than 25 years. The company delivers services across e-commerce, wholesale, logistics, publishing and media, backed by infrastructure, technology and its global team.