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Orbit Seeks Sci-Fi-Loving Publicist

On Tuesday we posted about an editor gig at Orbit, and now it looks like the Hachette division is looking for an enthusiastic publicist to join its New York team, too.

In this role, you’ll be asked to develop and implement seasonal publicity campaigns for science fiction, fantasy and Manga, supporting the Yen and Orbit imprints. You’ll need to put your creative thinking cap on to conceive of original plans for key titles, which will include media outreach, as well as industry and author events.

To be considered, you should have two to three years of publicity experience, and a well-rounded knowledge of trade book publishing. Extensive contacts are a big plus, and a passion for science fiction, fantasy, Manga and genre publishing is a must-have. Hands-on team players who work well under pressure should apply here.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Orbit, Amazon, HarperCollins

This week, Orbit is looking for a new editor, and Amazon is hiring a senior manager of site merchandising and product management. HarperCollins is searching for an online marketing manager, and Random House needs an senior publicist for its children’s division. Interested? Get the scoop on these gigs and more below, as well as on mediabistro.com.

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Orbit Promotes, Hachette Hires

Orbit announced that Devi Pillai has been promoted to Senior Editor. Pillai has been with Orbit since the US office opened in 2006, and has acquired and edited a number of authors including Lilith Saintcrow, Jennifer Rardin, Marie Brennan and, most recently, Joe Abercrombie.

Meanwhile, Pamela Clements has joined the Hachette Book Group USA as Associate Publisher of Marketing for the Center Street and FaithWords imprints of the Nashville division. She will focus primarily on publicity and promotions.

Clements spent 16 years at Thomas Nelson Inc. where she served in several executive roles. Clements’ positions included Vice President of Marketing for Nelson Books, Vice President of Publicity for Nelson Book Group and most recently she was Publisher of the General Interest & Lifestyle division (formerly Rutledge Hill Press). As publisher Clements had six national bestsellers and she spearheaded promotional campaigns for NY Times best-selling authors like John Eldredge, Dave Ramsey, and Stephen Covey.

UK Booksellers Missing Out on Manga, Publishers Warn

The Bookseller’s Caroline Horn reports that UK publishers are warning booksellers that they are missing out on sales by failing to acknowledge consumer demand for manga. Publishers have been piling into the manga market for the past two years, with Little, Brown‘s Orbit the latest entrant through US list Yen Press this autumn. Random House launched its Tanoshimi imprint last year, while Orion‘s Gollancz started publishing manga in 2005, and Pan Macmillan signed an exclusive sales and distribution deal with manga publisher Tokyopop last summer.

“There is a lot of stock out there, but perhaps the growth in retail space allocated to manga is not keeping step with the amount of titles being published,” said Orbit business manager George Walkley. “In any of the major chains, manga is being under-cooked in terms of space.” Tokyopop UK sales director Dennis McGuirk added: “The issue is about the amount of space dedicated to this sector by high street retailers—manga is not given a huge amount of space so fans are given a limited offering and need to seek out specialists or go online for purchases.”