Egmont Changes

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Leah Thaxton has been made Fiction Publishing Director at Egmont with immediate effect. Leah was previously Senior Publisher. Cally Poplak, Managing Director, said: "This is a well-earned new title for Leah after a spectacular 2010 for the Fiction list and terrific results so far this year."

Thaxton has worked at Egmont for 7 years and edits bestselling authors including Andy Stanton and Michael Grant. Under her management, the fiction list has seen record growth in the last three years in both the UK and International markets. Since 2009 she has doubled the list's output of teen fiction, most successfully with the launch of Gone, by Michael Grant, which is currently ranked no 21 on Amazon.

Thaxton said: 'Egmont Press provides a wonderfully eclectic list to suit most tastes. I am particularly proud of the strides we have made in the sci-fi crossover market and in billing ourselves as the House of Humour - 'I am NOT a Loser' is the next fantastically zany comedy offering to look out for, for all you Mr Gum fans out there...! 2011 promises to be equally exciting with some inspired new launches from Kjartan Poskitt (Agatha Parrot) and Garth Nix (Troubletwisters), along with some heartstopping debut novels such as Between, We Can Be Heroes and Forgotten. This a great age for children's books and the Egmont list has more than its fair share of talent to offer."

In another change, Ben Horslen from Hothouse Publishing will be join Egmont Press on May 23rd as Commissioning Editor, as maternity cover for Rachel Boden.

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