Digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media has hired Betsy Mitchell to serve as the company’s strategic advisor for science fiction and fantasy.
The publishing veteran will head up acquisitions for science fiction and fantasy titles for Open Road’s “Author Brand Program.” This includes acquiring backlist titles.
In her 30-year publishing career, Mitchell has held positions at Bantam Spectra, Baen Books and Random House/Del Rey. She has worked with many sci-fi writers, including: William Gibson, Terry Brooks, Octavia Butler, Naomi Novik, Timothy Zahn, Dan Simmons, Peter F. Hamilton and Dean Koontz.
Mitchell stated: “I’m thrilled to be joining a company that understands so well the possibilities of author backlist. Their methods of bringing authors’ older titles back into the literary conversation are truly exciting to me. I’m looking forward to sharing the Open Road vision with SF/fantasy authors and agents.”