Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Best Foot Forward

Just wanted to extend a happy new Fall season to everyone. It's an exciting time here at Cormorant Books. Great changes are afoot, and that always makes for interesting times.

We're pleased to announce that a couple of new people have joined the Cormorant team:

Bruce Walsh will look after sales, marketing, and non-fiction acquisitions for the firm starting on September 2nd. A two time winner of the Libris Award, Walsh was formerly Vice President of Marketing at LongPen and prior to that, Director of Marketing and Publicity at McClelland & Stewart. He is on the Board of Directors of PEN Canada and Markets Initiative.

Anne Pilkey, a recent graduate of the Humber College Creative Book Publishing Program, will be an intern with Cormorant Books, assisting Bruce Walsh in publicity.

Bryan Jay Ibeas, also a graduate of the Humber College Creative Book Publishing Program, will be joining Cormorant on a full-time basis; his internship is sponsored by the Supply Chain Initiative of the Book Publishing Industry Development Program. Ibeas will also work with Bruce Walsh, providing electronic marketing and sales support.

With this new infusion of talent, we look to continue the Cormorant tradition of publishing the very best in new Canadian literature - but with a fresh outlook and a brand new pair of shoes.


Grace O'Connell said...

Hurray for Bruce! And congrats to both Humber grads from another past Humber-ite.

I'm looking forward to Cormorant's future lists -- very exciting times!

Bryan Jay Ibeas said...

Thanks, Grace!

We hope to see you again around these parts. Although maybe keeping up to date with us might just cause you an enthusiasm overload.

But us Humbies, we be brave ones - right?