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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.

Changes at Simon & Schuster Australia

12 September 2018
Caitlin Withey has joined Simon & Schuster Australia in the newly created position of International & Client Product Director. Anna Stelter has been promoted to the newly created position of...

Reader leaves Ventura 

5 September 2018
Ventura Press creative director Eleanor Reader is leaving the company to pursue a career overseas. In-house marketing and creative will be taken over by Sophie Hodge in the role of...

Whelan appointed assistant editor at Affirm

25 July 2018
Meg Whelan has been appointed in the newly created role of assistant editor (kids) at Affirm Press. Whelan joined the kids team in a contract position to assist senior editor...

Griffiths joins Allen & Unwin

11 July 2018
Karen-Maree Griffiths, formerly Head of Local Sales & Marketing at HarperCollins Publishers, has joined Allen & Unwin as Senior Marketing Manager (Adult Books).

Books for Cooks change of address

4 July 2018
Books for Cooks has changed its address. The new shop is located at: Books for Cooks 115-121 Victoria St Queen Victoria Market Melbourne VIC 3000 The store's trading hours, phone...

Staff changes at Nielsen Book 

21 February 2018
Nielsen Book has announced the retirement of Reno Galea, who has been the company’s account manager for retailers since 2010. Galea has worked with large retailers on Nielsen’s BookScan panel...

Shuttleworth joins Berbay Publishing 

7 February 2018
Mike Shuttleworth has joined Berbay Publishing in the role of marketing and communications manager. Shuttleworth was previously the program manager and schools program director for the Melbourne Writers Festival and is currently...