⇒London-based Atlantic Books announced a reorganization of its executive team, with several staffers getting a new job title or new responsibilities or both. Atlantic Found Toby Mundy is now the CEO and publisher; deputy managing director and sales and marketing director Daniel Scott gets bumped up to full managing director; publishng director # Ravi Mirchandani becomes editor-in-chief, and assistant editor Sarah Norman is promoted to editor. The company has also hired a financial controller and continues to look for a sales manager. “Our strategy from hereon is to focus on profitability,” Mundy said of the changes in a press release, “develop our paperback publishing and develop new business alliances and opportunities. I think we have an outstanding publishing team to do that.”
⇒MacAdam/Cage announced Friday that it had signed a distribution agreement with Publishers Group West. The San Francisco-based independent publisher had previously distributed its own titles, which included bestsellers like Girl in Hyacinth Blue and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Publisher David Poindexter was excited by the alliance, which he feels “will clearly add to the success of our authors.” The announcement also included a statement from PGW president David Steinberger, who declared it “gratifying to see yet another successful independent publisher signing on with PGW.” The partnership is one of the most high-profile deals yet for the revived PGW, which was acquired by Perseus Book Group earlier this year after its former parent company, AMS, declared bankruptcy.