Simon & Schuster has reorganized its adult production and manufacturing department to better integrate ebook production and design into the overall book production process, according to an internal memo from Dennis Eulau, executive vice president of operations and chief financial officer.
“With digital books currently responsible for a large and growing portion of our revenues, it is essential that we evolve in such a way that the tasks we perform and the organization that supports them reflect our existing needs, anticipate future demands, and join together complementary functions to provide the most seamless approach possible across our Adult production disciplines,” he said in the memo.
The changes are effective immediately.
A spate of new executive appointments spell out the new leadership of the group. Irene Kheradi is now vice president, executive managing editor of production and copy editing. Samantha Cohen is now vice president of design and digital content development, who comes from the ebooks side of the business. Angela Hsiao is now vice president of demand planning and reprints. And Joe Bulger is vice president of client management and business development.
As a result of the reorganization, long-time Simon & Schuster executive Karen Romano will be leaving the company. She had been vice president of production and manufacturing. Nancy Singer, director of interior design, will also be leaving.
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