UK agent Darley Anderson has hired the former head of children’s at Borders, Becky Stradwick to build the client list of children’s book authors as part of a new offshoot, the Darley Anderson Children’s Literary Agency.
Also in the UK, Robert Caskie has joined PFD as an agent. He was at MacFarlane Chard Associates, after six years at Capel & Land.
SVP of merchandising for the children’s, multimedia (music and movies), newsstand, calendar and game categories at Borders Linda Jones will retire from the company December 19. She joined the company in 1995 as a merchandising director for Waldenbooks. Those reporting to Jones will report to evp of merchandising and marketing Rob Gruen until a replacement is named
Gruen says: “Under Linda’s leadership, Borders has developed strong businesses in key categories. In addition to growing these businesses, she has developed a strong team of leaders within our organization who remain in place and will move forward with our strategic business plans. We wish Linda the best in her retirement and thank her for her contributions to Borders.”