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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.

Griffin joins IPEd

30 September 2020
Peter Griffin has been appointed membership director on the board of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). Griffin is general manager of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and a...

Beyer joins ABA

30 September 2020
Claire Beyer has joined the Australian Booksellers Association, replacing Anne Johnston in the role of administration and social media.

Cullity joins Scribble

30 September 2020
Tess Cullity has joined Scribble as an editor. Cullity, previously an editor at Hardie Grant Egmont, began in the role on 10 September.

Glover, Murphy join APA

2 September 2020
Stuart Glover has joined the Australian Publishers Association as government relations manager and Mitchell Murphy has joined the association as technical business support analyst.

Page appointed Dymocks Sydney general manager

19 August 2020
Jon Page, currently buyer at Dymocks Sydney, has been promoted to general manager. In the newly created role he will have responsibility for overall store operations of the flagship Sydney...

Daina Peel joins Five Mile

15 July 2020
Daina Peel has been appointed to the newly created position of CFO at Five Mile in Melbourne.

Hunt joins Affirm Press 

8 July 2020
Rosanna Hunt has joined Affirm Press as publicist on a maternity leave cover contract.

Beekman joins Affirm Press 

8 July 2020
Sasha Beekman has joined Affirm Press on maternity leave cover in the role of production and publishing coordinator. Beekman previously interned at Affirm and is also the author of picture...

Cooper joins UQP

1 July 2020
UQP has appointed Chloë Cooper to the role of sales executive. Cooper has worked at Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are since 2016. She joins UQP on 6...

Zerbi joins Five Mile

1 July 2020
Rocco Zerbi has been appointed to the existing position of sales director at Five Mile. Zerbi began the position on 15 June 2020.

Gray joins Five Mile

1 July 2020
Jacqui Gray has been appointed to the existing position of trade sales manager at Five Mile. Gray began the position on 9 June 2020.

Corcoran, Wood join S&S

17 June 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia has appointed Kirstin Corcoran to the newly created position of marketing and publicity manager, based in Melbourne, and Jade Wood as the new senior national account...

Lloyd appointed UQP senior editor

11 June 2020
Margot Lloyd has been appointed senior editor at the University of Queensland Press, starting 6 July. Previously, Lloyd was publisher at Wakefield Press, where she established a dedicated YA list....

Hardingham appointed Unity Books Wellington manager

11 June 2020
Adrian Hardingham has been appointed manager of Unity Books Wellington. Previously, Hardingham held roles at Readings and Abbey’s bookshops. He replaces Tilly Lloyd in the role, who will remain as...

West joins Nielsen 

22 January 2020
Nielsen BookScan Australia has appointed Claire West to the role of senior account executive—publishers. Previously, West held various positions within Berkelouw/BookFace and Dymocks. West begins the role at Nielsen on...

New office for Echo Publishing 

15 January 2020
Echo Publishing has relocated from its Melbourne office to new premises in Sydney. The new address is: Echo Publishing Suite 10, Level 6, 10 Help St Chatswood NSW 2067 Phone:...