Simon & Schuster has moved its Pocket Books paperback publishing under the control of its editorial team.
Mike Jones, non-fiction editorial director, and Maxine Hitchcock, fiction editorial director, will now be in charge of paperback publishing for their respective areas. Both report to S&S publishing director Suzanne Baboneau.
Ian Chapman, S&S Managing Director, said, "These changes will inform our overall approach as to how we acquire and work with authors, our relationships with retail partners, and the consumer marketing campaigns that are so critical to the success of our individual titles, our continuing authors, and Simon & Schuster UK as a whole."
Chapman added that S&S' turnover is 13% up year on year, compared to the wider market,which is down 6%.
Two go in S&S reshuffle: