Breaking News Harlequin Editorial, Management Staff Gets Major Redesign

August 15, 2004
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Harlequin Editorial,

Management Staff

Gets Major Redesign

NEW YORK, NY/08/16/2004—Harlequin, in a move to further strengthen its focus on series and single title book publishing, has shuffled key publishing and editorial roles. The changes were reported in a memo today to authors and literary agents.

Loriana Sacilotto will assume the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Global Publishing and Strategy. She will lead Editorial in the development of a long-term editorial vision, ensuring our publishing program delivers fresh, relevant stories to our readers and that innovation and growth remain key elements of our strategy. Most recently, Executive Vice President of the North American Retail group, Loriana brings a wide range of publishing experience to the editorial department.

Her team will consist of five key groups: Isabel Swift, Vice President, Author and Asset Development, Randall Toye, Director of Global Series, Dianne Moggy, Director of Global Single Titles, Janet Finlay, Director of Research and a new position, Director Editorial Analysis.

In this new role Isabel will be responsible for key strategic acquisitions, developing new business opportunities and for accelerating author development within our publishing programs. Her team includes Malle Vallik, Editorial Director of eHarlequin and Asset Development, and Executive Editors Paula Eykelhof and Leslie Wainger.

Randall Toye will take responsibility for Series, with support from Editorial Director Karin Stoecker, who is returning to the editorial acquisition office in the U.K., Editorial Director Tara Gavin, who will assume responsibility for the development of Next, Executive Editors Mary-Theresa Hussey and Birgit Davis-Todd, responsible for the Silhouette and Harlequin imprints respectively, and Executive Editor Joan Marlow Golan, who will continue to grow the Steeple Hill imprint.

Dianne Moggy will continue to be responsible for the Single Title strategy, including ongoing acquisitions. She will oversee Margaret Marbury, Executive Editor of MIRA and Red Dress Ink, Tracy Farrell, Executive Editor of HQN Books, and will assume responsibility for the Gold Eagle and Worldwide Library imprints under Executive Editor Feroze Mohammed and the Signature program under Executive Editor Marsha Zinberg.

The memo said, “We believe these changes will better position us for growth and will allow us to concentrate on the key drivers of our business— publishing great books, acquiring and building our authors, and more effectively leveraging the talent of the editorial team.”

The company wants the strategic redesign to help it meet its goal of becoming a world leader in women’s fiction.

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