Vale Simon Player
Simon Player, co-director of Footprint Books, has died.
Player and his wife Kate O’Reilly established the Sydney-based distributor in 1999. It closed in November 2020 due to Player’s health issues.
‘It is with great sadness and loss that I have to advise that my husband and co-director of Footprint Books passed away in January 2021 as a result of motor neurone disease.
‘Simon spent more than 40 years serving the book industry in Australia and 20 of that heading up Footprint Books … Simon left as he lived his life, gently and with dignity and with grace. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.’