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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:...

Changes at Five Mile

26 June 2019
Five Mile has new staff members joining its team in newly created positions. Amanda Rae is appointed to the position of global sales executive and Caitlin Peak is appointed as...

Cowell leaves Text; Forge appointed editor 

29 May 2019
Elizabeth Cowell has resigned from her role as senior editor at Text Publishing. Former freelance editor Samantha Forge has been appointed editor at Text and began the position on 13...

Nancy Conescu joins Berbay Publishing 

22 May 2019
Nancy Conescu will join Berbay Publishing as associate publisher. Conescu has previously worked at Walker Books Australia, Penguin USA and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She will begin her new...

Ben Ball has joined Simon & Schuster Australia

24 April 2019
Ben Ball has joined the newly created position of publishing director Scribner at Simon & Schuster Australia in Melbourne. Ben Ball begins the position on 24 April 2019.

Soeterboek leaves NewSouth for UTS

10 April 2019
Nella Soeterboek, the outgoing director of NewSouth Books, has joined the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion as partnerships manager.

Santilli joins A&U

14 March 2019
Nicola Santilli has joined Allen & Unwin as editor (children & young adults), and began the position on 4 March. Santilli was previously an editor at Walker Books.

Naoum joins Booktopia

14 March 2019
Joel Naoum has joined Booktopia as nonfiction category manager and will begin the position on 18 March. Naoum was the publisher at Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint Momentum for five years...

Staff changes at Dymocks 

13 February 2019
Sharyn Villaverde, currently merchandise manager, will be acting general manager at Dymocks while Sophie Higgins is on maternity leave from February 22. Imogen Neely, currently category manager, will take on...

Jennifer Custer has joined Elwin Street Productions

6 February 2019
Jennifer Custer has joined the newly created position of North American & Asian Sales Director at Elwin Street Productions in London. Jennifer Custer begins the position on 28 January 2019.

Penny Evershed joins Simon & Schuster

16 January 2019
Penny Evershed has joined Simon & Schuster Australia in the newly created position of Inventory Manager. Evershed began the position on 14 January 2019.

Dawson leaves EWF for Melbourne Fringe

5 December 2018
Will Dawson, the outgoing executive director of the Emerging Writers' Festival, has joined Melbourne Fringe Festival as general manager/deputy CEO. Dawson begins the position on 4 February 2019.

Stevens retires from A&U

5 December 2018
Deb Stevens is retiring as Allen & Unwin's Canberra-based account manager. Louise Pearce will be the new account manager for the ACT region as of 10 December (see classified for...

Naheswaran joins Cengage Australia

28 November 2018
Sabita Naheswaran has joined Cengage Australia in Melbourne as marketing executive. Naheswaran began the position on 22 November 2018. Previously, she was marketing coordinator at Bonnier Publishing Australia.

Amber Gilchrist has joined Exisle Publishing

17 October 2018
Amber Gilchrist has joined the newly created position of NSW Sales Manager at Exisle Publishing in Sydney. Amber Gilchrist begins the position on 14 January 2019.