C_427730.jpgSimon & Schuster named Mark Gompertz executive vice president of digital publishing. In the new post, Gompertz will coordinate digital publishing efforts at all levels of the company, from editorial to sales.

Since 1993, Gompertz been the publisher of Touchstone Fireside, working with bestselling authors like Philippa Gregory, Ursula Hegi, and Bethenny Frankel. During his tenure, he doubled the size of the publisher.

Here’s more from Simon & Schuster CEO, Carolyn K. Reidy: “As we explore these new digital formats, complications will inevitably ensue, and Mark will help all of us at Simon & Schuster, as well as our authors and our accounts, to find solutions to these complex issues. His job will also entail originating and acquiring digital content, developing policies, working out processes, and educating and informing us so we can all learn as we seek new revenue streams.”