LibreDigital has closed a $15 million Series B funding round, led by new investor Triangle Peak Partners and existing investor Adams Capital Management. (Existing investors include HarperCollins and the New York Times Comany.) They say the new capital will be used by “to expand marketing and development of the company’s digital platform, designed to help publishers go direct to consumers as they access, buy, read and share content across online and mobile platforms.”
Rachel Dicker has joined Baker & Taylor as director, publisher digital services, reporting to Linda Gagnon, svp, publisher digital services and business development. She was formerly Director of Business Development at Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and School Library Journal.
At Bloomsbury, Ben Adams
has been promoted to editor.
Harper UK Children’s has hired Kate Burns for the new role of deputy publisher, reporting to Ann-Janine Murtagh, “as part of the strategic development and growth of its acclaimed picture book and fiction list.” Burns is currently publisher director at illustrated books publisher Orchard.
Rachel Denwood is promoted to fiction publishing director, and Nick Lake moves up to editorial director alongside Stella Paskins, with both reporting to Denwood.
Also in the UK, Ben Dunn will take over as publishing director of Century, filling the slot vacated by Mark Booth. Dunn has been publisher of the entertainment list at Hodder & Stoughton.