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Mullane joins Hachette 

15 November 2017
Brigid Mullane has joined Hachette as senior editor in a maternity cover role for Kate Stevens.

Currie joins QWC 

4 October 2017
Chris Currie has joined the Queensland Writers Centre as marketing and communications coordinator. He was previously social media manager at Avid Reader bookshop.

Wortley joins Hachette Australia 

13 September 2017
Digital marketer and blogger Tonile Wortley will join Hachette Australia as a product executive/digital marketing coordinator. Wortley was formerly the digital and community coordinator at Dymocks.

Nguyen joins EWF as program coordinator 

13 September 2017
Editor and arts worker Linh Nguyen has been named program coordinator for the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF). Nguyen was a creative producer for EWF in 2017.

Staff changes at Bonnier Publishing Australia 

29 March 2017
Clive Hebard has joined Bonnier Publishing Australia in the newly created role of managing editor, commencing on 21 February. Hebard was previously senior project editor at Hinkler Books. Angie McKenzie...

Banyard joins the ASA 

16 March 2017
Emily Banyard has joined the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) as marketing and communications manager following the departure of communications manager Jacqui Dent. Banyard has recently returned to Australia after...

Noffke joins S&S 

8 March 2017
Kirsty Noffke has joined Simon & Schuster Australia as marketing and publicity manager, replacing Carol Warwick. She was previously a senior publicist at Pan Macmillan Australia.

Vaarwerk appointed ‘KYD’ magazine editor 

8 March 2017
Kill Your Darlings’ online editor Alan Vaarwerk has been promoted to editor of the magazine. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Kill Your Darlings will move to an expanded online-only format...

Good Reading Magazine relocates office 

1 March 2017
Good Reading Magazine is relocating its offices on 1 March 2017. The new contact details are: 1/7 Rosebery Place Balmain NSW 2041 All phone numbers and other details remain the...

Spinifex Press relocates office 

1 March 2017
Spinifex Press is relocating its offices on 14 March 2017. The new contact details are: Spinifex Orders: PO BOX 5270 North Geelong Vic 3215 women@spinifexpress.com.au 0490 151 560 Spinifex Editorial,...

McGrath joins Affirm Press 

22 February 2017
Former Collins Booksellers marketing and communications coordinator Cosima McGrath has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of assistant editor. McGrath, a recent alumni of the Columbia Publishing Course,...

Blakey joins Fremantle Press 

15 February 2017
Heather Blakey has joined Fremantle Press in the role of marketing, communications and sales assistant. Blakey previously held an internship at UWA Publishing.

Anne de Lautour to leave PANZ 

9 November 2016
Anne de Lautour, director of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ), will step down from her position in March 2017. PANZ is currently looking for a replacement.

Staff changes at James Bennett 

3 November 2016
James Bennett managing director Chris von Hinckeldey has announced he will retire at the end of December 2016. He will be succeeded by Kim Jardine. James Bennett has promoted Sarah...

Scheepers joins Booktopia 

19 October 2016
Ilse Scheepers has been appointed online retail book merchandiser at Booktopia, replacing Christopher Cahill. Scheepers was previously product manager at Hachette Australia.

Staff changes at Black Inc./Nero 

12 October 2016
Black Inc./Nero has announced the following promotions: Caitlin Yates has been appointed publishing director and publisher at Nero; Jo Rosenberg has been appointed associate publisher and senior editor; Kirstie Innes-Will has...

Julie Buckroyd joins Wavesound 

28 September 2016
Wavesound has appointed Julie Buckroyd to the position of customer support and product specialist, commencing on 20 September.

Symonds leaves Nielsen 

21 September 2016
Shaun Symonds, general manager of Nielsen Book in Australia and New Zealand, has left the company. Julie Winters has been appointed as his replacement. (See news.)

Ryckmans leaves Nero 

14 September 2016
Jeanne Ryckmans has stepped down from her position as publisher of Nero Books after three and a half years at the imprint. (See classified.)

ILF relocates office 

14 September 2016
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is relocating its offices, and will close on Thursday, 15 September and Friday, 16 September during the move. The new contact details are: Suite 65, Level 4,...

Vijeyarasa joins S&S 

14 September 2016
Simon & Schuster Australia has appointed Sheila Vijeyarasa to the position of finance and commercial director, commencing on 10 October. (See classified.)

Ballantyne joins Text 

14 September 2016
Lucy Ballantyne has been appointed publicist at Text Publishing. Ballantyne replaces Léa Antigny, who has left the company.

Bonnier relocates office 

14 September 2016
Bonnier Publishing Australia (incorporating Echo Publishing and Five Mile Press) is relocating its offices on 19 September 2016. The new contact details are: Level 6, 534 Church St. Richmond VIC...

Rogers to leave Hardie Grant Egmont 

31 August 2016
Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) publishing director Hilary Rogers is leaving the company, with HGE publisher Marisa Pintado ‘[stepping] up to run the children’s and YA list’. (See news.)

Pearce leaves Black Inc. 

31 August 2016
Black Inc. marketing and publicity coordinator Jessica Pearce is leaving the publisher. Her last day will be 2 September.

Caffoor joins Text 

31 August 2016
Khadija Caffoor has been appointed rights and export coordinator at Text Publishing. Caffoor replaces Alice Cottrell, who has left the company.

Stanojlovic appointed Wavesound general manager 

17 August 2016
Nada Stanojlovic has been appointed general manager and director of audiobook publisher Wavesound, replacing the retiring Herbery Hillary, who is stepping down from the position of general manager. Stanojlovic was...