People in Publishing

Holt has hired Jill Lamar as their new editor in chief, starting March 14, reporting to division publisher and president Steve Rubin. Lamar will oversee the Henry Holt imprint; other Holt imprints such as Metropolitan Books and Times Books will continue to be run separately. 

Holt is publisher of literary and commercial books of both fiction and nonfiction.

Amazon has appointed three staff to roles in the UK team.John Gahagan will head up Amazon’s UK Books business, with both the UK Books and print on demand teams reporting to him.

Amy Worth will now lead the UK Kindle content acquisition/vendor management team, having had previous experience with the UK Books vendor management team. She will report to Gordon Willoughby, who is based in Luxembourg with overall responsibility for Kindle in Europe.