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Radcliffe promoted at Craig Potton Publishing

Emma Radcliffe will take on the role of managing director at Craig Potton Publishing in New Zealand in November, replacing Jane Connor who is stepping back to a part-time publishing role.

Booksellers New Zealand reports that Radcliffe, currently sales and marketing director for the publisher, will begin in the role in mid-November. Radcliffe joined Craig Potton Publishing in 2008. Connor, who joined the publisher in the roles of managing director and publisher in 2007, plans to take a six-month break before returning in 2013.

Connor said that she wants ‘to take a break and do some of the things [she] never seem[s] to find time for’ after 30 years working ‘pretty much non-stop in publishing’. ‘I know I’ll come back refreshed and ready to work on projects I’m passionate about, mostly in the area of natural history,’ said Connor. ‘Emma is ready to take on the challenge of being managing director and she’ll bring enormous enthusiasm and energy to the role.’

Craig Potton Publishing co-owner and publisher Robbie Burton said that he is ‘sad to see Jane leaving her management role, as she has made a huge contribution in re-shaping and strengthening our organisation’, but said he is pleased that ‘she will be back to continue publishing her wonderful books … having successfully paved the way for Emma to take over and use her considerable talents as managing director’.

Craig Potton Publishing was established in 1989 and focuses on nonfiction titles. More information about the publisher can be found online here.



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