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HarperCollins Digital Memo

HarperCollins Digital Memo

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Published by: Mediabistro on Jan 19, 2010
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January 19, 2010 TO: All Employees FROM: Charlie RedmayneI'm happy to announce the creation of HarperCollins Digital, a new structure focusedon growing our authors' reach and revenues in today's exciting digital marketplace. HarperCollins Digital will work ever more closely with our operating divisions to createcontent, marketing reach, products, communities, and consumer knowledge that hasdirect and measurable benefits for our authors and the sales of their work. There are threeteams within HarperCollins Digital: Author Services, Consumer Products, andBusiness Development. In addition, we will work closely with the Digital TechnologyServices Team. These groupings reflect our commitment to delivering against the digitalstrategy defined by our executive leadership team. The purpose of these organizationalchanges is to increase focus while enhancing our ability to provide quickly what authorsneed today to reach book consumers online. The HarperCollins Digital team is locatedon the 9th floor in our New York office, a space equipped for the multi-media andcollaborative work of a publisher today. I encourage you all to visit the new space.Carolyn Pittis will move into the role of Senior Vice President, HarperCollins Digital,Global Author Services, focused on establishing and building an industry-leading Author Services proposition, for all divisions of our company. The expectations and needs of today's book readers have changed. HarperCollins believes it is a publisher'srole to provide content and services that augment authors' knowledge and ability toconnect with their readers. Carolyn's vision and experience in the online space, deepknowledge of the book industry, and recognized leadership ability make her the perfectcandidate to build out these new capabilities for the company. She will work with our exceptional editorial and marketing staff around the world to build new author communication offerings, and new marketing and content services that showhow increased collaboration online grow revenues. The HarperCollins Speakers' Bureau,under the leadership of Jamie Brickhouse, will become part of the Author Services group,and will now report into Carolyn.Joe Park, currently CEO of BibleGateway, a division of Zondervan, and a former Amazon executive
will move into the role of Senior Vice President, HarperCollinsDigital, Consumer Products, effective immediately. He is tasked with building out

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