BFI Publishing latest

This update on the future of BFI Publishing was circulated to staff just before Christmas.

BFI Publishing

From 1 January 2008 Palgrave Macmillan will assume management responsibility for the BFI imprint, take over worldwide sales, marketing and distribution as well as editorial and production of BFI books moving forward. As stated back in August when we announced our intention to partner with Palgrave Macmillan, the BFI retains ownership of the list and contractual rights in all titles.

There will be some staff changes at the BFI. Rebecca Barden and Sophia Contento will transfer across to Palgrave Macmillan from 1 January 2008, while Wendy Earle and Caren Willig move to different departments within the BFI. Wendy takes up a new post as Online Content Manager in the Education Team. Caren joins the JISC team as education co-ordinator responsible for liaison with schools, universities and colleges throughout the InView project. Tom Cabot will be leaving the BFI.

A joint editorial board is being established to ensure that the BFI cultural integrity of the commissioning process for future titles is maintained. Representatives from the BFI include Heather Stewart, Geoff Andrew, Nick James and the new Head of Content who will be appointed soon. Rebecca Barden will also sit on the editorial board with other representatives from Palgrave Macmillan.

I am sure that everyone joins with the Executive in wishing every success to the individual members of publishing staff in their future careers and to BFI books in this new partnership.

Nick Mason Pearson – Director of Press & Public Affairs

2 thoughts on “BFI Publishing latest

  1. I hope the writer of this blog checked with all the people named in this internal email before slapping their names and job details up on the web for all to see.

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