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Posts Tagged ‘Dorling Kindersley’

New Boss for HarperCollins UK Children’s Division

The Bookseller reports that HarperCollins Children’s Books has recruited Mario Santos as its new managing director, reporting to HC m.d. Amanda Ridout starting October 1. Santos was previously senior vice president and head of business development at Chorion, the intellectual property development business responsible for the Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton estates and the Mr Men brand. Before that he worked at Marshall Editions and Dorling Kindersley.

Ridout said that HC planned to “substantially grow” its children’s business over the next few years. Santos said: “I am delighted to be joining the talented team at HarperCollins at such an exciting time for children’s publishing, and I look forward to working with them to develop and grow the business in the short and long term.”

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Travel Publisher Makes Good Use of Online Capabilities

Travolution.com reports that travel guidebook publisher Dorling Kindersley is to add a flight meta search tool and personalized glossy guidebooks to its website over the next six months. Global Travel Market will provide flight search functionality as part of a second phase of development to the DK site following its successful launch in January – the Penguin-owned company’s first foray onto the internet. Visitors to the site will also be able to create their own books, featuring maps, travel tips and guides to local attractions. Online director Georgina Atwell said: “We are a traditional book publisher that is moving into online. But we feel there are some really exciting and different areas at which we can be very good.”