Friday, April 24, 2009

Simon and Schuster creates Digital Publisher Role

Source: PublishersLunch, Thursday, April 23: Current Touchstone Fireside publisher Mark Gompertz will take on the new role of evp, Digital Publishing, reporting to Reidy. She notes, "not only are annual eBook sales rising faster than anticipated, but we are weekly being presented with new and exciting opportunities for making our content available, be it for transactional or marketing purposes. Gompertz "will lead and facilitate our digital publishing efforts, bringing an editorial perspective to work with our imprints, authors, agents, sales and marketing as we develop new business models and new forms in which our content, both original and previously existing, can be exploited digitally. His job will also entail originating and acquiring digital content, developing policies, working out processes, and educating and informing us so we can all learn as we seek new revenue streams." And he "will work side by side" with chief digital officer Ellie Hirschhorn and her staff.

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