Bloomsbury Press publisher and editorial director Peter Ginna will leave the company on March 21 after nearly eight years “by mutual agreement.” Ginna founded the imprint devoted to serious nonfiction, which launched its initial list in 2008, upon moving over from Oxford University Press. Bloomsbury USA publishing director George Gibson will now also serve as publisher of Bloomsbury Press. Ginna told us: “next month Bloomsbury Press will release its 100th title, which seems like an excellent moment to move on. Launching a new imprint from scratch has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my career. I’m grateful to Bloomsbury for giving me this opportunity, and for its support in building a list that I’m very proud of. I look forward to doing something new, but I’ll miss working with an extraordinary group of colleagues who publish books with great dedication and care. The imprint is going to continue, and based on what’s in the pipeline, I expect it to flourish.”
Penguin Random House Audio announced a number of recent promotions. Ok Hee Kolwitz has been promoted to the newly created position of assistant director, technology and post production. Diane McKiernan moves up to executive producer, and Julie Wilson and Sarah Jaffe are promoted to producer. Darlene Sterling has been promoted to the newly created position of pre-production associate, while Jen Rubins moves up to marketing manager, BOT & Listening Library. Kelly Atkinson has been promoted to associate managing editor; Cindy Johnson moves up to associate production manager and Mallory Matney is promoted to production associate.
Separately, Patti Pirooz will step down as senior executive producer, Penguin Audio, effective immediately.