UK-based Bloomsbury is reorganizing operations, configuring divisions along categories rather than geography, a big globalization move. Emma Hopkin has been appointed to oversee the children’s and educational division, Bloomsbury USA publishing director George Gibson will still report to adult trade managing director Richard Charkin, and editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle will fill the new role of coordinating acquisitions between the US, UK, German, and Australian branches. “We want world rights wherever possible,” Charkin said; Bloomsbury expects at a minimum to acquire German, Arabic, and digital rights as well as English-language rights in its contracts.
The move is in line, according to Charkin, with the widening global reach of Bloomsbury’s big customers including Amazon, Apple, and Google, as well as agents and printers expanding internationally.
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