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Pilkington departs Hachette 

24 June 2021

Hachette Australia has announced that sales director Daniel Pilkington is leaving the company. ‘In his more than 10 years with Hachette, he has made not only a significant contribution to...

Ryan resigns from PRH 

3 December 2020

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) publishing manager Louise Ryan has resigned after 16 years with the company. Ryan joined Penguin/Pearson in early 2005 and has been in the role of...

Booktopia announces senior appointments 

5 October 2020

Online bookseller Booktopia has appointed chief financial officer Wayne Baskin as executive director, and named Geoff Stalley as the retailer’s new CFO. As executive director Baskin joins the Booktopia board,...

Parritt joins ABA 

6 August 2020

Former Lonely Planet Asia Pacific marketing manager David Parritt has joined the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) as product and member services assistant. The ABA said Parritt brings with him ‘a...

Llewellyn appointed Wheeler Centre CEO

30 June 2020

The Wheeler Centre has announced the appointment of Caro Llewellyn as CEO. Llewellyn, whose memoir Diving into Glass (Hamish Hamilton) was shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize, was announced as...

Ivers joins Simon & Schuster 

31 January 2013

Roberta Ivers has been appointed in the newly created position of managing editor at Simon & Schuster Australia. Managing director Lou Johnson told Books+Publishing that Ivers will assist head of...

Staff changes at ‘Bookseller+Publisher’ 

9 January 2013

The editorial team that produces Bookseller+Publisher and the Weekly Book Newsletter has undergone some changes in 2013. Editor-in-chief Matthia Dempsey has commenced maternity leave. Her role will be filled by...

New role for Exisle owner 

24 October 2012

Exisle Publishing owner Benny St John Thomas has stepped down as sales and marketing director to focus on the publisher’s rights sales, taking on the role of rights director in...

New roles at Exisle 

24 October 2012

Exisle Publishing owner Benny St John Thomas has stepped down as sales and marketing director, taking on the role of rights director in August this year. Mark Robinson, previously special...

Grimwade appointed new MWF director 

10 August 2009

Steve Grimwade has been appointed the new director for the Melbourne Writers' Festival. Grimwade, who is currently associate director, will take on the role following the 2009 festival, which will...

Anna McFarlane leaves Pan Macmillan 

22 July 2008

Anna McFarlane, children's publisher at Pan Macmillan, has resigned ‘to pursue other interests, including children's book-related film and television projects'. McFarlane's new company, which she co-owns with Garth Nix, is...

Johnston steps down as chair of the Big Book Club 

20 November 2007

Stephanie Johnston of Wakefield Press, founding chair of the South Australian Big Book Club, announced her resignation from the position at the Club's AGM last week. ‘I'll remain on the...