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Doust joins Affirm as commercial publisher 

27 April 2021
Affirm Press has announced the appointment of Kelly Doust to the newly created role of publisher—commercial. ‘Kelly is exactly what we’ve been looking for to crack open new categories and...

Wilson joins UQP 

14 April 2021
Kirsty Wilson has been appointed sales manager at UQP. Wilson begins the role Tuesday, 4 May and will be working from Victoria.

Farry leaves PRH

8 April 2021
Alysha Farry has left Penguin Random House Australia where she was group marketing, publicity and communications director.

Ultimo appoints Nordlyset as international agent

31 March 2021
Ultimo Press has appointed Nordlyset Literary Agency as its exclusive agent representing the license of audio (ex ANZ), film & television, translation and English-language rights (on specific titles) for its...

Bayfield joins S&S

31 March 2021
Jack Bayfield has joined Simon & Schuster as field sales account manager NSW, replacing Kay Drury in the position of national field sales manager. Bayfield began the position on 29...

O’Brien joins Affirm 

17 March 2021
Kevin O’Brien, previously manager editor at Scribe, has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of managing editor (general list).

Seymour joins Affirm 

17 March 2021
Natasha Seymour has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of editorial assistant (general list). Seymour was previously head publicist at Overland; her appointment at Affirm brings the total...

Blakey joins Writing WA 

11 March 2021
Writing WA has appointed Heather Blakey, previously digital brand and communications lead at Bonnier Books UK, to the newly created position of communications manager.

Drury promoted at S&S

11 March 2021
Kay Drury has been promoted to the newly created position of national field sales manager at Simon & Schuster Australia. Drury began the position on 22 February 2021.

Centre for Stories board appointments

17 February 2021
Centre for Stories has appointed Jane den Hollander, Magabala Books publisher Rachel Bin Salleh, and Jade Bradford, of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and a research...

Lindop joins Australia Reads 

3 February 2021
Anyez Lindop, formerly of Penguin, Penguin Random House Australia and Hachette, has been appointed to the newly created position of brand, marketing & partnerships manager for industry promotional initiative Australia...

Banyard joins Echo 

13 January 2021
Emily Banyard has joined Echo Publishing as a publicist. Previously marketing and communications manager at the Australian Society of Authors, Banyard began her new role at Echo on Tuesday, 5...

Cregan appointed Brunswick Bound manager

9 December 2020
Ellen Cregan has been appointed manager of Melbourne bookshop Brunswick Bound, replacing Megan O'Brien in the role. Currently marketing and events coordinator at Readings, Cregan's last day at Readings is...

Garcia joins Kill Your Darlings

2 December 2020
Suzy Garcia will join Kill Your Darlings (KYD) in the newly created role of deputy editor, in which she will work on projects including the book reviews column and KYD's...

Baker joins Copyright Agency board

2 December 2020
Oxford University Press Australia managing director Arthur Baker has joined the Copyright Agency board as an Australian Publishers Association–appointed director, replacing David Barnett.

Murray joins Copyright Agency board

2 December 2020
Kirsty Murray has joined the Copyright Agency board as an Australian Society of Authors–appointed director, replacing Helen O'Neil.

Eccles joins Copyright Agency board

2 December 2020
Richard Eccles joined the Copyright Agency board as an independent director in September; he was most recently deputy secretary in the former Department of Communications and the Arts.

Bobbermein joins Murdoch Books

18 November 2020
Dymocks PR manager Sue Bobbermein has left the company to take up the role of head of communications and marketing at Murdoch Books as a maternity leave contract. Bobbermein begins...

Wilson joins Bookgrove

18 November 2020
Kirsty Wilson has joined Ocean Grove's Bookgrove as a bookseller. Wilson previously worked at Text Publishing for 14 years and at Berbay Publishing earlier this year. Publishers can add her...

Hynes joins S&S

18 November 2020
Toni Hynes has joined Simon & Schuster Australia in the newly created position of executive assistant. Hynes begins the position on Monday, 23 November.

Valder promoted to S&S

21 October 2020
Caroline Valder has been promoted to the newly created position of operations director at Simon & Schuster Australia in Sydney. Valder began the position on 1 October 2020.

Swainson promoted to S&S

21 October 2020
Michelle Swainson has been promoted to the newly created position of managing editor at Simon & Schuster Australia in Sydney. Swainson began the position on 1 October 2020.

Bariamis promoted to S&S

21 October 2020
Anthea Bariamis has been promoted to the newly created position of commissioning editor audiobooks at Simon & Schuster Australia in Sydney. Bariamis began the position on 1 October 2020.

Ring promoted to S&S

21 October 2020
Katherine Ring has been promoted to the newly created position of junior editor at Simon & Schuster Australia in Sydney. Ring began the position on 1 October 2020.

Butler joins Black Inc.

21 October 2020
Sallie Butler has joined Black Inc. as a publicist. Butler is currently publicist at the Wheeler Centre, and will join Black Inc. on 2 November.

Clews joins ABDA

21 October 2020
Simon Clews has joined the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) as manager.

New ABDA committee

21 October 2020
The new committee for the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) is Hannah Janzen (president), Nina Heryanto (vice president), Philip Campbell (treasurer), Pooja Desai (secretary), Nada Backovic, Akiko Chan, Trisha Garner,...

Adam joins Village Bookshop, Noosa 

14 October 2020
Erin Adam has been appointed manager of Village Bookshop in Noosa. Adam was previously employed at Mary Ryan’s and has also worked at Pan Macmillan.