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McIntosh to Head Random House Sales, Digital Operations

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November 5 – November 12, 2009 Edition

McIntosh to Head Random House Sales and Digital Operations

NEW YORK, NY/Authorlink News/11/05/09–Random House CEO Markus Dohle announced this week that Madeline McIntosh will return to Random House, Inc. in the newly created position of President, Sales, Operations, and Digital, reporting to Dohle. She begins December 1.

In her new capacity, Madeline will work with colleagues throughout our U.S. Company and with retail and distribution partners to ensure future growth for Random House, and for its authors.

“Unifying the company’s physical and digital sales efforts for our adult, children’s, and international titles, distribution, publishing operations, IT, and corporate digital-publishing capabilities in an interconnected team under a single leader is a key step in building our future success,” said Dohle in a staff memo.

Madeline’s direct reports will include Andrew Weber, Senior Vice President, Operations & Technology; Jaci Updike, Senior Vice President, Director, Random House Adult Sales; Joan DeMayo, Senior Vice President, Director, Children’s Sales, Director, Special Markets Sales; and Bonnie Ammer, Executive Vice President, International Sales.

In addition to her U.S. responsibilities, Madeline will join the Random House International Executive Board, where she will work in partnership with its members and Dohle on Random House’s future global development, including worldwide digital strategy.

Madeline will relocate to New York with her family from Luxembourg, where since leaving us in mid-2008, she has been Amazon’s Director of Kindle Content Acquisition for Europe. She has been responsible for leading Amazon’s efforts to expand Kindle’s catalogue selection in Europe prior to their recent international launch. Prior to Amazon, she served fourteen years at Random House and Bantam Doubleday Dell. Most recently, she was the publisher of RH’s market-leading Audio Publishing Division, where she oversaw the increasing shift of audio sales to the digital format. For the preceding ten years, Madeline held a variety of sales positions – including in the late nineties having been the first major trade publishing sales manager totally focused on online bookselling – rising to Senior Vice President, Director, Adult Sales.