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Q&Q Omni Category: Personnel change

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Incoming Canada Council director to focus on building audiences

The Canada Council for the Arts has appointed a new director and CEO who says he wants the federal funding body to play a larger... Read the rest »

LAC names Guy Berthiaume to top post

Library and Archives Canada has announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume to a five-year term as the librarian and archivist of Canada, a position that... Read the rest »

Tamblyn promoted to Kobo president

Longtime Kobo executive Michael Tamblyn has been appointed to the role of president. He will retain the title of chief content officer.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Manda Group

Canadian Manda Group has announced the impending retirement of its longtime East Coast rep Liza Hageraats, effective May 31. A replacement will be announced as... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Greystone Books

Greystone Books has the following personnel changes to announce: Starting April 1, Jen Gauthier will begin working full time as sales and marketing director.... Read the rest »

Greystone, Figure 1 announce new design directors

Two award-winning B.C.-based designers are swapping roles as Figure 1 Publishing co-founder Peter Cocking is replacing Jessica Sullivan as art director at Greystone Books, and... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Hachette Book Group Canada

Hachette Book Group Canada has a pair of promotions to report, effective immediately: Carlo Ammendolia has been promoted to associate marketing manager, Hachette U.K.... Read the rest »

WCA agents Jackie Kaiser and Hilary McMahon promoted to executive roles

This week, Westwood Creative Artists announced the promotion of two long-time agents: Jackie Kaiser and Hilary McMahon. Kaiser has been appointed president and chief... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Breakwater Books

Effective Feb. 10, Sheilagh O’Leary has joined Breakwater Books as sales coordinator, and will handle all sales-related matters including wholesaler and retail relations, special orders, book clubs, in-store... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Figure 1 Publishing

Figure 1 Publishing founding partner and creative director Peter Cocking will be leaving the company to start a design firm. Cocking will continue to work as a... Read the rest »

Noah Richler joins Luminato as literary and ideas curator

Author Noah Richler has joined Toronto’s Luminato Festival as literary and ideas curator. As part of the contract position, Richler will work with artistic... Read the rest »

University of Alberta Press appoints first scholar-in-residence

The University of Alberta Press has appointed Dr. Colleen Skidmore as its first scholar-in-residence. The position was created to study the “role of scholarly publishing, research... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Kids Can Press

Kids Can Press reports the following personnel changes this month: Naseem Hrab, formerly institutional marketing manager, has been promoted to marketing director. Nelvana... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Transatlantic adds two associate agents

The Transatlantic Agency has announced the appointment of two new associate agents, effective immediately. Stephanie Sinclair has been working with the agency since 2012... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Rights Factory

Effective immediately, The Rights Factory has promoted Devon LaBerge to associate agent from agency assistant. LaBerge, who previously interned at HarperCollins Canada and Dundurn Press,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Broadview Press

Broadview Press is starting the new year by announcing a shift in management roles. Effective this week, Leslie Dema assumes the position of president, taking... Read the rest »

Nicola Dufficy joins Toronto International Book Fair as programmer

Inspire! The Toronto International Book Fair has hired Nicola Dufficy as programmer. Most recently, Dufficy spent three years as festival director for Word on... Read the rest »

Marion Garner named deputy publisher of Random House of Canada

There are more executive-level changes to report at Random House of Canada, with Marion Garner being appointed to the newly created position of vice-president, deputy... Read the rest »

Dimitri Nasrallah takes over as editor at Esplanade

After 10 years in the role, Andrew Steinmetz is stepping down as founding editor of Esplanade Books, the fiction imprint of Montreal’s Véhicule Press. He... Read the rest »

Penguin Random House Canada realigns sales department, promotes Jordan Fenn

Penguin Random House Canada announced today that it has re-shuffled its sales department and laid off five staffers, including long-time executives Don Robinson and Leith... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Goose Lane Editions

Corey Redekop and Colleen Kitts-Goguen will step down as co-publicists at Goose Lane Editions by the end of the year. Kitts-Goguen is retiring as co-publicist but will continue... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Palimpsest Press

Aimée Parent Dunn will take over from Dawn Kresan as publisher at Palimpsest Press effective January 2014. As a publishing assistant at the press for the... Read the rest »

Kristin Cochrane promoted to president and publisher of Random House of Canada; Louise Dennys named executive publisher

Random House of Canada has announced changes to its executive leadership, elevating Kristin Cochrane to the newly created position of president and publisher of Random... Read the rest »

Martha Sharpe returns to Canada as editorial director at Simon & Schuster Canada

Simon & Schuster Canada, which was approved to launch a Canadian publishing program in May, has added a familiar name to its expanding editorial roster.... Read the rest »

Ruth Linka moves on from Brindle & Glass

Ruth Linka, publisher of TouchWood Editions and Brindle & Glass, has accepted a new position as associate publisher at Victoria’s Orca Book Publishers. “We’re... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: TouchWood Editions and Brindle & Glass

Effective Jan. 2, Taryn Boyd will start as associate publisher of TouchWood Editions and Brindle & Glass Publishing, with TouchWood Editions publisher emeritus Pat Touchie taking... Read the rest »

Personnel change: P.S. Literary Agency

P.S. Literary Agency has hired Maria Vicente as an associate agent. She was previously an assistant to literary agent Bree Ogden at D4EO Literary Agency and... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Hachette Book Group Canada

Hachette Book Group Canada has hired Catherine Whiteside on a one-year contract as publicity manager, reporting to executive director Martha Bucci. Read the rest »

Personnel change: Heritage Group Distribution

Heather Parsons has joined Heritage Group Distribution as sales and marketing manager. In her new role, Parsons will represent Heritage Group publishers to the gift/specialty... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Dundurn Press

Dundurn Press has two personnel changes to report: Shannon Whibbs has moved into the newly created position of senior fiction editor, with a focus on... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Jonathan Crago has assumed the newly created role of editor-in-chief at McGill-Queen’s University Press. Kayla Madden has been named senior editor. Previously, Crago and... Read the rest »

Personnel change: James Lorimer & Company

Effective Oct. 16, Christie Harkin will start as James Lorimer & Company’s new associate publisher for its children and teen’s list. Previously, Harkin worked as... Read the rest »

Personnel change: ECW Press

ECW Press has hired Michelle Melski as marketing coordinator on a one-year maternity leave contract. Previously, Melski worked as a publicist at Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Read the rest »

Scott McIntyre lands with former colleagues at Figure 1

Former Douglas & McIntyre publisher Scott McIntyre has accepted his first publishing job following the bankruptcy last fall of the company he co-founded. McIntyre will... Read the rest »

Christen Thomas named executive director at LPG

The Literary Press Group has hired a new executive director. Christen Thomas, currently the manager of technology at eBound Canada, brings a mix of... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Canadian Manda Group

Canadian Manda Group has hired Emily Patry on one-year maternity leave contract as sales rep for the GTA and Eastern Ontario. Manda has also... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Dundurn Press

Dundurn Press has two personnel changes to report.  Katie Scott joined the press this week in the role of editor. Previously, Scott worked as an... Read the rest »

Don Sedgwick steps down at Transatlantic Agency

Don Sedgwick is stepping down as chair, director, and shareholder of the Transatlantic Agency to focus on his new role as executive director of the... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Promotions at HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada has announced several promotions. Iris Tupholme has been promoted to executive publisher, vice-president, and editor-in-chief. She will continue to report to president and CEO David Kent.... Read the rest »

Robert Wheaton joins Penguin Random House Canada’s executive team

Robert Wheaton, Random House of Canada’s vice-president of strategic digital business development, has been promoted to senior vice-president and director of business development, online and... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Canada Council for the Arts

 Roger Gaudet has been named Canada Council for the Arts’ new director, arts disciplines division, effective Oct. 15. Gaudet has been head of the theatre section... Read the rest »

Personnel Change: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Laurel Ovenden has joined McGill-Queen’s University Press as online marketing and data manager. Previously, Ovenden worked as a website and app developer at the National Gallery... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: ECW Press

ECW Press has two new hires to announce: Lynn Gammie has been hired as digital production coordinator. Gammie was previously the digital services coordinator... Read the rest »

Jack Illingworth to be named OAC literature officer, plans to step down from LPG

Jack Illingworth is stepping down as executive director of the Literary Press Group to join the Ontario Arts Council as its new literature officer. His... Read the rest »

Personnel change: House of Anansi Press

Effective Aug. 12, Laura Meyer will join House of Anansi Press as senior publicist, replacing Kate McQuaid, who is moving to London, U.K. Meyer’s... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Hornblower Group

Hornblower Group has two personnel changes to report: Laurie Martella is now account manager for Atlantic Canada and Eastern Ontario, and special sales for... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Theytus Books

Effective Aug. 1, Paul Seesequasis will assume the position of editor-in-chief at Theytus Books, Canada’s longest-running indigenous publishing house. He replaces operations manager Sarah Dickie,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: eBound Canada

Effective immediately, Krystyna Ross will take over as interim CEO of eBound Canada, following the departure of Robert Hayashi earlier this year. Ross has... Read the rest »

Personnel change: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Effective Aug. 1, McGill-Queen’s University Press has hired James MacNevin as acquisitions editor, based out of Kingston, Ontario. MacNevin joins MQUP from Canadian Scholars’... Read the rest »

Anansi hires Damian Rogers as poetry editor

Three months after the departure of Jared Bland, House of Anansi Press has hired Damian Rogers as poetry editor. Rogers will start her new... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Penguin Canada

Effective June 24, Penguin Canada has hired children’s author Vikki VanSickle as marketing and publicity manager for young readers. VanSickle was previously employed by... Read the rest »

Karen Li joins Owlkids Books as editorial director

Effective July 15, Owlkids Books has hired Karen Li as its new editorial director. Li, who will oversee Owlkids’ editorial program, brings more than... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Dundurn Press

Dundurn Press has several personnel changes to announce:   Effective July 5, senior editor Allister Thompson is leaving to pursue freelance opportunities.  ... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Cooke Agency

The Cooke Agency has promoted agency assistant Gordon Brown to office manager. Brown has been with the company full time since January 2011.  ... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Library Bound

Library Bound has announced two recent hires. Michael Gray, a veteran of MacNeil Library Services, National Book Service, and S&B Books, has been hired... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ontario Arts Council

Effective immediately, Michael Schellenberg is no longer the literature officer with the Ontario Arts Council. According to OAC director of communications Kirsten Gunter, program... Read the rest »

Personnel change: BookNet Canada

BookNet Canada has hired Jennifer Gauthier as an account manager. She will be working out of Vancouver and focus largely on clients in Western Canada. Read the rest »

Personnel changes: James Lorimer & Company

James Lorimer & Company children and teens editor Carrie Gleason has been promoted to children and teens associate publisher. Christine Innes has been hired... Read the rest »

Janice Zawerbny to lead Anansi’s Canadian fiction program

House of Anansi Press confirmed on Thursday that Janice Zawerbny, formerly the editorial director of Thomas Allen Publishers, has joined the company as senior editor,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Susan McIntosh, marketing director at McGill-Queen’s University Press, has been appointed to the new role of associate director. Read the rest »

Michael Schellenberg joins Ontario Arts Council as literary officer

Former Knopf Canada associate publisher Michael Schellenberg has joined the Ontario Arts Council as its new literary officer. His first day was Feb. 25.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Rights Factory

The Rights Factory has hired Harry Endrulat as associate agent. Endrulat has close to 20 years of experience as an in-house and freelance editor for... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Literary Press Group of Canada

Literary Press Group of Canada has hired Tan Light as its interim sales manager, covering for Laura Cameron while she remains on medical leave.... Read the rest »

Scott Sellers promoted to associate publisher, Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada has promoted Scott Sellers to associate publisher. Sellers will also retain his current title, vice-president and director of marketing strategy. According... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize has hired Michelle Kadarusman as executive assistant. Reporting to executive director Elana Rabinovitch, Kadarusman is responsible for literary submissions and... Read the rest »

Don Sedgwick named executive director of creative non-fiction MFA program

Don Sedgwick, chairman and part owner of the Transatlantic Agency, has been appointed executive director at the new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Publishers Group Canada

Publishers Group Canada has promoted Shannon Deverell to sales associate. Tina Belcamino is promoted to sales assistant.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Rights Factory

The Rights Factory has hired Olga Filina as an associate agent. Filina, a graduate of Humber College's Creative Book Publishing program, has spent more than... Read the rest »

Personnel change: P.S. Literary Agency

Effective immediately, P.S. Literary Agency associate agent Carly Watters has been promoted to agent. Read the rest »

Personnel change: Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has hired Alison Dyer as its new executive director, effective immediately. The freelance journalist and former WANL... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Penguin Canada promotions

Penguin Canada has several promotions to report, all of which took effect at the beginning of the year. Beth Lockley has been promoted from... Read the rest »

Personnel change: James Lorimer & Company

James Lorimer & Company has hired Cy Strom as acquisitions editor. Strom, who works out of the company’s Toronto office, will focus on Lorimer’s adult... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Bukowski Agency

The Bukowski Agency has hired Sarah Jones as contracts and translation rights manager. Jones, who just completed an internship at the agency, is a... Read the rest »

Lien De Nil to coordinate international rights for WCA

Westwood Creative Artists has several personnel changes to report: Natasha Daneman will not return to the position of director of international rights following a... Read the rest »

Personnel change: ECW Press

Effective Jan. 7, Michelle MacAleese joins ECW Press as editor. MacAleese formerly worked as associate editor at Random House Canada. She joins ECW’s in-house... Read the rest »

Writers' Trust names new executive director

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named a new executive director. Mary Osborne will step into the role in January, taking over from Don Oravec.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Banff Centre Press

Robyn Read has been hired as managing editor for Banff Centre Press. Read is a freelance editor who worked as acquiring editor for Freehand... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Heritage Group

Heritage Group Distribution has hired Lisa Pearce as publishers’ representative for Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  Based in Winnipeg, Pearce brings over 13 years of book-trade... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Dundurn

Effective Jan. 16, Diane Young joins Dundurn Press as editorial director. She replaces Michael Carroll in the role, who stepped down last month.  ... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Nelson Education

Nelson Education has hired Pat O’Neill as Library Market Manager, responsible for public library wholesalers and public libraries. O’Neill, who will oversee the Thorndike Press... Read the rest »

Kate Walker to retire from Ampersand Canada

Kate Walker has announced she is retiring from Ampersand Canada’s Book & Gift Agency, the long-serving independent sales rep group (formerly known as Kate Walker... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ampersand Canada

Ampersand Canada has hired J. Mark Penney as account manager for inside sales. Penney, who is based out of the agency’s main office in... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Owlkids Books

Owlkids Books has hired Judy Brunsek as director of sales and marketing, effective Dec. 3. Brunsek, who has been working with Owlkids as a... Read the rest »

Phyllis Bruce joins Simon & Schuster Canada

Q&Q has learned that Canadian publishing veteran Phyllis Bruce has landed at Simon & Schuster Canada. Although S&S Canada has not confirmed details of... Read the rest »

Personnel change: House of Anansi Press

House of Anansi Press has hired Eric Jensen as vice-president of marketing, responsible for the Anansi and Groundwood lists. Jensen, who brings 35 years... Read the rest »

John Degen to take over as TWUC executive director

John Degen is set to take over from Kelly Duffin as executive director of The Writers’ Union of Canada. His first day will be Nov.... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada has several personnel changes to report. Brad Wilson has been promoted to executive editor of the Collins imprint. Since joining the Collins... Read the rest »

Dan Lee to take over as Pearson Canada CEO

Dan Lee has been named the new CEO of Pearson Canada, replacing Allan Reynolds, who retires on Dec. 31. Lee has held several positions... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Open Book

There are several organizational changes at Open Book, an OMDC-funded intiative that promotes Ontario authors and books. Executive director Amy Logan Holmes, who had... Read the rest »

Personnel change: eBound Canada

eBound Canada, the not-for-profit organization that provides digital services to Canadian publishers, has hired Christen Thomas as its new manager of technology. Her first day... Read the rest »

Nick Rundall takes over as publisher at Whitecap

Whitecap Books vice-president Nick Rundall has stepped into the role of publisher following the departure last month of founder Michael Burch. Rundall, who joined... Read the rest »

Dundurn editorial director to step down

After nearly seven years at Dundurn Press, associate publisher and editorial director Michael Carroll is leaving the firm to take on the role of publications... Read the rest »

TWUC executive director Kelly Duffin to step down

Kelly Duffin, executive director at The Writers’ Union of Canada, has announced that she will resign to take a position at an unnamed organization. Her... Read the rest »

Jane Warren joins HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada has added another editor to its publishing division. Jane Warren, who was hired to fill a one-year contract position last year, will... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Publishers Group Canada

Publishers Group Canada has hired Tina Belcamino as office assistant. Belcamino has previously worked as a freelancer for Kids Can Press and as an... Read the rest »

Personnel change: James Lorimer and Company

James Lorimer and Company has hired Kendra Martin as publishing assistant effective immediately. Martin handles publicity out of the company ’s Toronto office for all... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Richmond Hill Public Library appoints new CEO

Louise Procter Maio has been named CEO of the Richmond Hill Public Library in the Greater Toronto Area. Maio steps into the position Aug.... Read the rest »

Anne McDermid promotes Martha Webb and Chris Bucci to full partners

Anne McDermid & Associates has announced that company directors Martha Magor Webb and Chris Bucci have been made full partners in the agency. Webb... Read the rest »

Winstanley to lead all-Canadian team at Penguin Canada

Penguin Canada publisher Nicole Winstanley continues her ascent up the corporate ladder with Tuesday’s announcement that she has been promoted to president. She takes over... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada has several promotions to report, effective immediately: Emma Ingram has been promoted from senior publicist to publicity manager. Ingram, who started at... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Rights Factory adds new associate agent

The Rights Factory has hired Haskell Nussbaum as an associate agent. Nussbaum, who recently returned to Toronto from New York, is already shopping around... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Kelsey Attard joins Freehand Books as managing editor

Kelsey Attard will join Freehand Books as managing editor, effective July 4. Attard has previously worked as an editor at Lone Pine Publishing and... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Carolyn Forde promoted to agent at WCA

Westwood Creative Artists has several personnel changes to report. Effective Aug. 7, Carolyn Forde will be promoted from her role as executive assistant to... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Doubleday Canada

Janice Weaver has joined Doubleday Canada as senior editor on a one-year contract to replace Amy Black, who is on maternity leave. She will report... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Arsenal Pulp Press

Effective June 1, Gerilee McBride will join Arsenal Pulp Press as production manager. McBride is the former executive assistant at the Association of Book... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Banff Centre's Wired Writing Studio

Lynn Coady has been hired on as a faculty member at the Banff Centre’s Wired Writing Studio program. Coady joins Charlotte Gill and Jessica Grant... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Guernica Editions

Toronto’s Guernica Editions has hired Cristina Rizzuto as publicist, replacing former publicist Laura Carter. Read the rest »

Personnel changes: library CEOs appointed in Gravenhurst, Meaford, and Brock

Three Ontario library systems have announced the appointment of new chief executive officers. Gravenhurst Public Library has hired Rita Orr as CEO and chief... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Breakwater Books

Breakwater Books has hired James Langer as managing editor, effective immediately. Langer will oversee acquisitions and manuscript editing, while maintaining the publisher’s current list. He... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Hamilton Public Library names new chief librarian, CEO

The board of the Hamilton Public Library has named Paul Takala chief librarian and chief executive officer, effective June 1. Takala steps into the... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Walrus Foundation

The Walrus Foundation has hired Nic Boshart as its first manager of digital initiatives, effective mid-May. Boshart will be responsible for the business development... Read the rest »

Nick Garrison promoted to associate publisher at Penguin Canada

Penguin Canada has promoted executive editor Nick Garrison to the position of associate publisher, effective immediately. In his new role, Garrison will maintain his... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ampersand Canada

Effective May 14, Ampersand Canada’s Book & Gift Agency has hired Judy Parker as account manager for its Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Ontario regions, and... Read the rest »

Janice Zawerbny to build on Crean’s legacy at Thomas Allen Publishers

Two months after Thomas Allen Publishers’ longtime editor Patrick Crean stepped down, the Toronto company has announced that senior editor Janice Zawerbny has been promoted... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: The Cooke Agency

The Cooke Agency has two personnel changes to announce. Former intern Gordon Brown has joined the agency as a full-time assistant. Literary assistant... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival

WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival has added two full-time staff members. Sandra Paire has been hired as book rapport/festival des mots manager, overseeing... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ottawa Public Library names new CEO

The Ottawa Public Library Board has appointed Danielle McDonald as chief executive officer at the library system, effective March 5. McDonald steps into the... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Kobo

Effective immediately, Kobo has hired Santiago Melo as merchandiser for the Canadian market. Melo was previously employed as ebook sales associate at Simon & Schuster... Read the rest »

Karen Boersma to lead Owlkids Books

Owlkids is showing renewed commitment to its publishing program with the announcement that it has hired Karen Boersma to head up its books division, Owlkids... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Tundra Books

Tundra Books has hired Samantha Swenson as editor, effective March 5. Swenson was previously employed as associate editor at Kids Can Press.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Rights Factory

Effective immediately, The Rights Factory associate agent Ali McDonald has been promoted to agent. Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada has a pair of personnel changes to report. Frances Bedford, who has been with the firm for a decade, has been... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Kids Can Press

Kids Can Press senior editor Yvette Ghione has been promoted to editorial director. Ghione, who has been with Kids Can for 13 years, is now... Read the rest »

Writers’ Trust to begin search for new executive director

Don Oravec, the executive director of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, will step down by the end of the year. Oravec, 57, announced his... Read the rest »

Yvonne Hunter out at Penguin Canada

After six years with the firm, Yvonne Hunter is no longer in charge of publicity and marketing at Penguin Canada. Hunter’s title at Penguin... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Random House of Canada, Doubleday Canada

Kristin Cochrane has been promoted from vice-president to senior vice-president of Random House of Canada. Cochrane, who started with the company in 2005, remains as... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Knopf Random Canada

Knopf Random Canada has two staffing changes to report. Effective immediately, Marion Garner has been promoted to associate publisher. Garner will continue in her... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Publishers Group Canada

Effective Feb. 1, Publishers Group Canada publicist Jennifer Lynch will handle publicity for Perseus Books Group. Lynch will continue in her role as publicist... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Kids Can Press

Kids Can Press has hired Michaela Cornell in the newly created role of communications strategist. Reporting to Lisa Charters, vice-president of brands, new media,... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Hachette Book Group Canada and Hachette U.K. Canada

Hachette Book Group Canada has several promotions to report. Effective immediately, Martha Bucci has been promoted to director of marketing, and Melanie Storoschuk has been... Read the rest »

Sachiko Murakami joins Insomniac as poetry editor

Insomniac Press has named Sachiko Murakami its new poetry editor, following the departure last month of Paul Vermeersch, who had held the role for the... Read the rest »

Coach House establishes poetry board, temporarily suspends poetry acquisitions

Kevin Connolly has stepped down as poetry editor at Coach House Books, though he won’t be straying far from the Toronto press that published his... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Paul Vermeersch joins Wolsak and Wynn

Wolsak and Wynn has hired poet Paul Vermeersch as senior editor. Vermeersch will oversee poetry acquisitions and will develop a new literary imprint for the... Read the rest »

Personnel change: UBC Press appoints Melissa Pitts as director

Melissa Pitts has been appointed director of University of British Columbia Press. Currently based out of Toronto, Pitts holds the position of assistant director of... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Cheryl Fraser becomes partner in Ampersand agency

Cheryl Fraser has been named a partner in Ampersand Canada’s Book & Gift Agency, the new moniker of the sales agency formerly known as Kate... Read the rest »

Personnel change: BookNet Canada

Neha Thanki has joined BookNet Canada as a project manager working mostly on SalesData and BiblioShare. A former BookNet intern, Thanki joins the company full-time... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Authors at Harbourfront Centre

Authors at Harbourfront Centre has appointed A. Charles Baillie as president of its board of directors. Baillie, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Canadian Booksellers Association

The Canadian Booksellers Association has announced several changes to its board of directors. Current CBA board member Christopher Smith, from Collected Works Bookstore... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ann Ledden joins Firefly Books

On Dec. 1, Ann Ledden stepped into the role of Canadian sales manager at Firefly Books. Last week, Ledden announced she had left her position... Read the rest »

Ann Ledden steps down at McArthur & Company

McArthur & Company announced today that, after nearly a decade with the firm, Ann Ledden has left her role as vice-president of sales. “We... Read the rest »

Personnel change: TLA adds three new agents

The Toronto-based Transatlantic Literary Agency has appointed three new agents to its children’s/YA and adult divisions. Meghan Macdonald joins the firm as a part-time... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada associate publicity director Nicola Makoway has been promoted to publicity director, effective immediately. Makoway will continue reporting to Tracey Turriff,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: D&M Publishers

Effective immediately, Jesse Finkelstein has been promoted to the newly created position of director, publishing services and operations at D&M Publishers. Finkelstein, who previously held... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Dalhousie University Libraries

Dalhousie University has hired Donna Bourne-Tyson as its university librarian. Bourne-Tyson comes to Dalhousie from Mount Saint Vincent University where she was university librarian from... Read the rest »

Sheila Barry joins Groundwood as co-publisher

Groundwood Books has hired Sheila Barry in the newly created position of co-publisher, effective January 2012. Barry, who will work alongside Groundwood founder and... Read the rest »

Personnel/agency change: House of Anansi Press/Groundwood Books

Effective immediately, House of Anansi Press/Groundwood Books sales associate Emily Mockler will take on the title of sales associate, national accounts. Starting in 2012, Mockler... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Library Association

The Canadian Library Association has elected five new members to its executive council. Pilar Martinez, executive director of public services at Edmonton Public Library,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Penguin Canada

Penguin Canada has hired Brent Richard in the newly created role of director of online and digital sales, effective Oct. 24. Richard was previously employed... Read the rest »

Tara Walker joins Tundra; Kathryn Cole out as editorial director

Tundra Books has hired Tara Walker as its editorial director, effective Nov. 1. Walker has spent the past 16 years at Kids Can Press,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Robert Wheaton joins Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada has hired Robert Wheaton in the newly created role of vice-president and director of strategic digital business development, effective Oct. 17.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Rights Factory

Kelvin Kong has returned to The Rights Factory as foreign rights manager after a stint as rights associate at Kids Can Press. Kong had worked... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Kids Can Press

Kids Can Press has several promotions to announce. Samantha Swenson, who has been with the company for eight years, has been promoted from production... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Lisa Charters steps down at Random House of Canada, joins Kids Can Press

Lisa Charters has resigned from her position as senior vice-president and director of digital at Random House of Canada to take up the role of... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Canadian Manda Group

Canadian Manda Group sales manager Peter Hill-Field has been promoted to the position of director, sales and marketing. Hill-Field will focus on the day-to-day management... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Tightrope Books

Tightrope Books editor Shirarose Wilensky has left the Toronto press. Her last day was July 31. There are no immediate plans to replace Wilensky, whose... Read the rest »

Personnel change: BookNet Canada

BookNet Canada has hired Lauren Stewart as office manager. Stewart is the former associate director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Read the rest »

Freehand Books suspends acquisitions

Nearly three years after launching with a bang, Calgary’s Freehand Books, the literary imprint of academic publisher Broadview Press, has announced it is freezing acquisitions... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada has hired Michael Bowles as its director of e-books and e-product development, effective Aug. 29. Bowles was previously employed as... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Booksellers Association

The Canadian Booksellers Association has hired Stephanie Quinlan as marketing and communications manager. Quinlan has been on board with the CBA since May and replaces... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Manda Group

Canadian Manda Group has promoted Anthony Iantorno from sales representative to national accounts manager, effective immediately. Iantorno will continue to sell to his current accounts,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ronsdale Press

Ronsdale Press publisher’s assistant Erinna Gilkison is leaving the company in September to return to New Zealand. Gilkison will be replaced by Deirdre Salisbury,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: House of Anansi

Lisa Nave is stepping down as rights director at House of Anansi Press and Groundwood Books to attend the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Broadview Press

Broadview Press reports a number of personnel changes that come into effect immediately. The board of directors has appointed Marjorie Mather as publisher. Based out... Read the rest »

Personnel change: McClelland & Stewart

McClelland & Stewart managing editor Elizabeth Kribs has been promoted to executive managing editor effective immediately. Kribs has been with M&S for 10 years and... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: The Walrus

Effective Sept. 1, The Walrus has appointed Nick Mount as its new fiction editor. Mount is associate chair of the English department at the University... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Publishers Group Canada

Publishers Group Canada has a couple of personnel changes to announce. Lorena Azucena has been promoted from inventory coordinator to senior inventory coordinator and... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: ECW Press

Effective immediately, ECW Press senior publicist Sarah Dunn has been promoted to marketing manager. Former sales and marketing manager Erin Creasey moves into a new... Read the rest »

Tom Best tapped by First Book Canada to increase publisher support

U.S. charity First Book has tapped industry veteran and literacy advocate Tom Best as the new executive director of its Canadian division. First Book... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Paul Whitney re-elected to IFLA board

Paul Whitney, former chief librarian of the Vancouver Public Library, has been re-elected to the governing board of the International Federation of Library Associations and... Read the rest »

Whitecap says it’s business as usual following Robert McCullough’s departure

It’s business as usual, says Whitecap Books president Michael Burch, in response to the departure of long-time publisher Robert McCullough, who announced Monday that he’s... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Karen Adams named CLA president

The Canadian Library Association has tapped Karen Adams to be its new president. Adams, who is director of libraries at the University of Manitoba,... Read the rest »

Random House hires Whitecap publisher Robert McCullough to head up new imprint

Random House of Canada has hired Robert McCullough, the long-time publisher of Vancouver’s Whitecap Books, to head a new independent imprint. The still-unnamed publishing line... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Cooke Agency International

After a decade in the publishing industry, Krista Willis, a manager of subsidiary rights for The Cooke Agency International, is leaving to pursue a position... Read the rest »

Personnel change: ECW Press

ECW Press has hired Jenna Illies as a full-time publicist. In January 2011, the former Key Porter Books publicist began a six-month temporary contract... Read the rest »

Anansi hires The Walrus’s Jared Bland as managing editor

House of Anansi Press has hired Jared Bland as its new managing editor. Bland’s first day at the Toronto publisher will be July 4.... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Canadian Manda Group

Canadian Manda Group has announced a series of personnel changes. Joanne Adams returns to her position as sales representative after a year–long maternity leave. Her... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Scholastic Canada

Scholastic Canada has hired Cali Hoffman as its new online marketing and print promotions coordinator. A former production editor at Robert Kennedy Publishing, Hoffman has... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Harlequin Enterprises

Harlequin Enterprises executive editor Birgit Davis-Todd has been promoted to senior executive editor of its Toronto acquiring office, effective March 1. The promotion... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Kimberly Walsh joins Nimbus Publishing

Kimberly Walsh has left her position as associate producer for the CBC Book Club and Canada Reads to become online and digital coordinator for Halifax’s... Read the rest »

Word on the Street Halifax hires new director

The Word On The Street Halifax has hired Colleen Ritchie as its new executive director. Ritchie, who has a background in public relations and event... Read the rest »

Emily Sinkins leaves Canadianbookseller Magazine

Three weeks ago, Emily Sinkins, communications manager for the Canadian Booksellers Association and editor at Canadianbookseller Magazine, tendered her resignation. Her last official day is... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Owlkids Books

Owlkids Books has hired Kendal Gerard as its new marketing and social media manager, effective immediately. In 2008 Gerard began work as an intern at... Read the rest »

Agent Meghan Macdonald joins TLA

The Transatlantic Literary Agency has added a new full-time agent to its roster. Meghan Macdonald, who has worked as a freelancer for the agency since... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Thomas Allen & Son

Thomas Allen & Son has hired Catherine Whiteside as its new publicity manager. A former publicist at Random House of Canada, Whiteside is responsible for... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Ryerson Publishing Program

Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has hired Meg Taylor as academic coordinator of its publishing program. Taylor, who will be working... Read the rest »

Hadley Dyer named new children’s editor at HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada has hired children’s author Hadley Dyer as the new executive editor for children’s books. Dyer is the author of Johnny Kellock Died Today... Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Cooke Agency

The Cooke Agency has hired former intern Rachel Letofsky as a literary assistant. Letofsky is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Humber... Read the rest »

Jim Gifford named editorial director for non-fiction at HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada has promoted executive editor Jim Gifford to the role of editorial director for non-fiction and the Collins imprint. In his new role,... Read the rest »

Rob Sanders to take the reins at New Society

Rob Sanders has been named publisher of New Society Publishers, the small, environmental-themed imprint based on Gabriola Island. He takes on the role effective March... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Penguin Canada

Lynne Missen, longtime executive editor of children’s books at HarperCollins Canada, has been named publishing director of Penguin Canada Young Readers, effective Jan. 31, 2011.... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Children’s Book Centre

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has hired Holly Kent for the newly created position of sales and marketing manager. Kent will be responsible for promoting... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Kevin Williams takes over as publisher of Talonbooks

Talonbooks president Kevin Williams has assumed the role of publisher. Former publisher Karl Siegler will continue as editor-in-chief. Williams, a former executive at Raincoast... Read the rest »

Former Indigo exec takes the reins at Canadian Publishers Digital Services

The Association of Canadian Publishers has appointed Robert Hayashi as the new director of its digital arm, known as Canadian Publishers Digital Services. Hayashi’s... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: ECW Press

ECW Press is beginning the new year by expanding its publicity department. Publicist Sarah Dunn has been promoted to the role of senior publicist, effective... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Literary Press Group

The Literary Press Group is adding to its sales team. Effective Jan. 10, Taryn Boyd (taryn@lpg.ca) joins the company as the new sales rep for... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press has a new marketing manager following the departure of long-time staffer Janice Beley last November. Cynara Geissler, a graduate of Simon Fraser... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: University of Toronto Press

In preparation for the Dec. 24 retirement of long-time executive editor Virgil Duff, the University of Toronto Press has announced several changes to its social... Read the rest »

Susan Shipton to leave Annick

After more than nine years with the company, Annick Press sales and rights manager Susan Shipton is stepping down to pursue a career in healthcare.... Read the rest »

Blue Met names new president

The Blue Metropolis Foundation, which organizes the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, has named Ms. William St. Hilaire as succesor to current president Linda... Read the rest »

Dundurn hires former Key Porter staffers

Two of the 11 staffers laid off from Key Porter Books in September have resurfaced at Dundurn Press. According to Dundurn publicity manager Karen McMullin,... Read the rest »

Janice Beley to step down at Arsenal Pulp Press

After 10 years in the industry and almost six at Arsenal Pulp Press, marketing director Janice Beley will step down from her role at the... Read the rest »

Vancouver Sun hires new books editor, expands coverage

The Vancouver Sun has hired a new books editor to replace Rebecca Wigod, who retired last week after 22 years in the role. Tracy Sherlock,... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada e-book production coordinator Jessica Scott has been promoted to assistant manager of online marketing, effective Nov. 4. Scott will be reporting... Read the rest »

Contact info for former Key Porter staffers

In the wake of last month's layoffs at Key Porter Books, several former staffers have asked Q&Q to disseminate their contact info: Jane Warren,... Read the rest »

Mark Medley named new books editor at National Post

In the wake of Sarah Murdoch’s departure earlier this month, the National Post has named reporter Mark Medley as its new books editor. According... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Tundra Books

Tundra Books has laid off assistant editor Lauren Campbell (née Bailey); her last day with the company was last month. Tundra publicity manager Pamela... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Anne McDermid & Associates

Agents Martha Magor Webb and Chris Bucci have been appointed to the board of Anne McDermid & Associates. “Both Martha and Chris have made a... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Kristin Cochrane

Doubleday Canada vice-president and publisher Kristin Cochrane has been appointed to the executive committee of Random House of Canada. Read the rest »

Coach House hires Leigh Nash

In an effort to fill the void created by the recent departure of managing editor Christina Pallassio, Coach House Books has hired poet Leigh Nash... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Writers' Trust hires publicist Becky Toyne

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has retained freelance publicist Becky Toyne to promote the 10th annual Writers’ Trust Awards. Toyne, the former communications coordinator for... Read the rest »

Kobo hires former Lavalife CEO

Kobo has hired former Lavalife CEO Marina Glogovac as chief marketing officer. Glogovac will be responsible for branding, global customer acquisition strategy, and marketing and... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Penguin Canada

Penguin Canada assistant publicist Bronwyn Kienapple has been promoted to the position of online marketing coordinator. Kienapple takes over from Chelsea Sargautis, who left the... Read the rest »

Kate Cassaday promoted at HarperCollins

Collins Canada associate editor Kate Cassaday, who acquired Gail Vaz-Oxlade's bestselling Debt-Free Forever, has been promoted to editor, effective immediately. Cassaday's other authors include Claudia... Read the rest »

Carolyn Forde recognized at WCA

Carolyn Forde, executive assistant to Westwood Creative Artists president Bruce Westwood, has been made a shareholder of the agency. Read the rest »

Personnel change: The Bukowski Agency

Former Key Porter Books international rights manager Sandra Homer has joined The Bukowski Agency as the new manager of contracts and translation rights. Besides working... Read the rest »

Christina Palassio to leave Coach House Books

After six years with the company, Coach House Books managing editor Christina Palassio is leaving to begin a new career outside of publishing. Her last... Read the rest »

Martha Kanya-Forstner steps down at Doubleday [UPDATED]

[THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED] After more than 12 years with the company, Doubleday Canada editor-in-chief Martha Kanya-Forstner has decided to step down. Instead of... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Key Porter Books

Key Porter Books international sales manager Tara Roy-DiClemente has resigned in order to run for a municipal council seat in her hometown of East Gwillimbury,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Doubleday Canada

Earlier this week, Doubleday Canada vice-president and publisher Kristin Cochrane announced that, due to "changes in the company," senior managing editor Christine Innes has been... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Plains Research Center

Deborah Rush, the former marketing manager of Coteau Books, has joined the Canadian Plains Research Center in the position of sales and marketing manager. Her... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Writers’ Trust of Canada

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced that Peter Kahnert of Oakville, Ontario, will begin a two-year term (starting September 2010) as chair of the... Read the rest »

Sarah Labrie leaves ACP for Hachette

Sarah Labrie, the former project coordinator for the Association of Canadian Publishers, has left the organization to become marketing and publicity coordinator for Hachette Canada.... Read the rest »

BookRiff brings in new CEO

BookRiff Media, the Vancouver-based Web service that lets users create customized print-on-demand titles, has named Rochelle Grayson as its new CEO. According to former CEO... Read the rest »

McClelland & Stewart trims editorial in staff reshuffle

McClelland & Stewart has made several major staffing changes in the past week that will result in a leaner, more aggressive company, according to president... Read the rest »

Catherine Mitchell leaves Tundra

Veteran Tundra Books staffer Catherine Mitchell announced on Monday that she is stepping down as director of foreign and special markets to pursue other opportunities... Read the rest »

New appointments: Public Lending Right Commission

Earlier this week, Ken McGoogan and Aline Apostolska became the newly elected chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Public Lending Right Commission. McGoogan will represent... Read the rest »

Personnel change: BookNet Canada

BookNet Canada has hired Samantha Francis as interim marketing manager. Francis previously worked at Penguin Canada as an associate editor (from 2004–08), and spent the... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Thomas Allen & Son

As  of June 1, 2010, several sales agents from Thomas Allen & Son will be handling new territories. Aydin Virani will be handling trade sales... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Robert Rose

Beginning June 14th, Martine Quibell will be joining Robert Rose in the newly created role of publicity manager. She comes to Robert Rose from the... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Manda Group

Emily Patry has joined Canadian Manda Group as sales and marketing assistant.  ... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Publishers Group Canada

Lori Richardson has joined Publishers Group Canada in the role of sales director; Jennifer Lynch has been promoted to publicist; and Chris Harding becomes full-time... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Corey Redekop joins Goose Lane

Author Corey Redekop (Shelf Monkey) is taking over from Susan Baker as publicist at Goose Lane Editions. Redekop and Baker will be working together until... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Dundurn Press

Michael Carroll, editorial director at Dundurn Press, has been promoted to the position of associate publisher. He will retain his duties as editorial director, but... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University Press has hired Ryan Chynces in the position of acquisitions editor. Chynces, who held previous positions with Broadview Press and Oxford University... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canadian Manda Group

Canadian Manda Group inside sales rep Chris Hickey has been promoted to full-time sales representative, commencing May 2010. Hickey will be responsible for the Southwestern... Read the rest »

Personnel change: H.B. Fenn and Company

H.B. Fenn and Company has hired Ben Elia in the role of national accounts manager for alternate markets.      ... Read the rest »

Personnel change: H.B. Fenn and Company

H.B. Fenn and Company publicist Lisa Mior has been promoted to the position of senior publicist, effective immediately. Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Cooke Agency International

After several months on short-term contracts, both Ron Eckel and Krista Willis of The Cooke Agency International have joined the company as full-time employees. Eckel,... Read the rest »

Personnel change: ECW Press

ECW Press has hired Troy Cunningham, formerly of TSAR Publications, in the role of interim production manager. Cunningham will be filling in for Rachel Ironstone,... Read the rest »

Katherine Wilson hired as publicist for Key Porter Books

Katherine Wilson, who has worked in the publicity and marketing departments of H.B. Fenn and Company since 2006, has been hired as a publicist for... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Penguin Canada

Penguin Canada has hired Bonnie St. Aubin to be its new sales representative for Southwestern Ontario, with responsibility for independent and university accounts, as well... Read the rest »

Key Porter Books lays off publicity manager

Key Porter Books has let go of publicity manager Jennifer Fox. "This move was made as a part of a retructuring of our publicity and... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: HarperCollins Canada

There have been a number of promotions at HarperCollins Canada. Sara James has been promoted to sales director, national accounts; Jeremy Rawlings has been promoted... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Nimbus Publishing

Kate Kennedy, previously an editor with Gaspereau Press, has joined Nimbus as in-house editor. Jenn Embree has been hired as assistant production editor. Meanwhile, former... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Cormorant Books

Cormorant Books has a number of staff changes to announce. Laura Houlihan, publicist, has left the company. She has been replaced by Meryl Howsam. Meanwhile,... Read the rest »

Personnel changes: Random House of Canada

Random House of Canada has a number of staff changes to announce: Craig Pyette and Angelika Glover have both been promoted to senior editor; Kylie... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts has hired Robin Ghosh, a former senior director with Canada Post, to be its new director of finance and... Read the rest »

Personnel change: Penguin Canada

Penguin Canada publicity manager Alina Goldstein has left the company for a position as public relations and events manager for Foster’s Wine Estates. Penguin has... Read the rest »

Personnel change: M&S

McClelland & Stewart associate editor of non-fiction Trena White has been promoted to editor. Read the rest »

Personnel change: HarperCollins Canada

HarperCollins Canada senior editor of non-fiction Jim Gifford has been promoted to executive editor. Read the rest »

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