Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sep 25, 2012 - PW U.K.-based Faber and Faber has announced a series of new appointments and a change of structure.
Following the recent appointment of Leah Thaxton as publisher – children's, Julian Loose will take on the role of publisher- non-fiction and arts, and Hannah Griffiths the role of publisher - crime, paperbacks. She will also become associate publisher fiction, working closely with Stephen Page and Lee Brackstone to shape the fiction list.
Faber Social will now become a wider endeavor, building a new publishing business around books in traditional and digital form, high-end limited editions on the music list, literary fiction, an evolving events program, and direct engagement with readers and the writing community. Lee Brackstone will now lead an expanded Faber Social taking on a new title of creative director, in addition to responsibilities on the fiction list.
Faber is also re-orientating its marketing team towards greater engagement with consumers and development of its brand, and has appointed Matt Haslum as consumer marketing director. Haslum will report to Will Atkinson, Faber's sales and marketing director.