Hachette Book Group has hired Wibke Grütjen as svp and chief marketing officer, starting March 25 and reporting to ceo Michael Pietsch. Grütjen will lead the marketing strategy team, and joins the management board. She has been vp of digital marketing at Macmillan since 2010. Alyson Forbes, who had been leading marketing strategy on an interim basis (following the departure of Heather Fain) has been promoted to vp, executive director of marketing strategy.
in mid-2017 with plans to "work very closely together" without
actually merging, Lucas
Alexander Whitley and TV and digital agency Factual Management
have now taken the next step. They have formally combined to create The Soho Agency.
LAW's Philippa Milnes-Smith serves
as managing director of the new agency.
moves from Penguin Random House Publisher Services over to the Random House
Sales Group, as vp, imprint sales director responsible for Crown Trade, Crown
Forum, Currency, WaterBrook, Multnomah, Image, and Convergent. VP, group sales
director Christine Edwards imprint sales director Maren McCamley will continue
to be responsible for Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Harmony, and Rodale
Books, with the former having additional oversight for Penguin Random House
At Catapult, Soft Skull Press, and Counterpoint Press, associate editor Kendall Storey
is now foreign rights manager as well, as the lines move foreign rights
has joined Page Street Publishing as publicist. She was previously digital
marketing specialist at Chelsea Green Publishing.
will serve as Author Ambassador for Independent Bookstore Day, on Saturday,
96, "whose translations of Japanese literature into English and prodigious
academic output helped define the study of the subject and made him a celebrity
in Japan," died
on Sunday in Tokyo
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