Harper Christian svp and group publisher David Moberg will retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, in June 2019. SVP and publisher of Nelson Books Brian Hampton will be promoted to fill the role. Hampton will oversee all book publishing operations for both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan and the associated imprints effective immediately (except for Zondervan’s Church, Academic, Reference and Reflective publishing, and Bible publishing), reporting to president and ceo Mark Schoenwald. Moberg will “hold a leadership role within Harper Christian until his date of retirement, ensuring a seamless transition of responsibilities.” Hampton has been with the company for 27 years.
Moberg says, “This is an exciting time for both Brian and the company, and I appreciate the support shown to me throughout my career in publishing. I am confident that Brian’s transition to group publisher will be smooth as he is more than prepared to take on this role.” Schoenwald adds, “Brian’s track record of finding and developing great authors and content as well as leading and developing teams has prepared him for future success as the head of book publishing for HCCP.”
At DK Publishing, Carol Stokke has been promoted to vice president, sales; Meghan Marton moves up to director, custom publishing; and Billy Fields becomes director, publishing operations. Katy Miller has been promoted to coordinator, metadata; Kristin Pozzuoli will take on the role of senior marketing manager, education & library; and Laura Hernandez becomes marketing coordinator. Rob Roglev, director interactive media, is leaving DK.
At Random House Children’s, April Ward has been hired as middle grade art director.
At Sourcebooks, Valerie Pierce has been promoted to director – marketing (Retail & Creative Services) Heather Moore has been promoted to director – marketing (Jabberwocky).
Lauren Cepero has joined Page Street
Erin Rolfs is joining McGill-Queen’s University Press in Montreal as marketing director. She was previously marketing & communications Manager and assistant director at Louisiana State University Press.
In the UK, Felicity Bryan Associates will take over some of Tony Peake at Peake Associates‘ main clients as of November. Peake will still advise as a consultant.
Macmillan will take over North American sales and distribution for all Sounds True Publishing physical titles as of May 1, 2019. Sounds True will retain distribution for digital audio and ebook titles. They have managed distribution of physical titles through their own warehouse. Sounds True vp, trade sales & marketing Brian Galvin comments, “We have markedly grown our book list in the past several years, and now is the perfect time to further extend the reach of our authors’ teachings by partnering with Macmillan to leverage their expansive reach in the sales and distribution channels.”