Publisher’s Weekly reported that The Penguin Group, publisher of books by Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, JR Ward, Nalini Singh and Meljean Brook, has finally created a digital director position and named someone to (wo)man it. Genevieve Shore is now the global digital director for Penguin worldwide. She reports to CEO John Makinson and is said to “dentify and facilitate new initiatives, partnerships and innovations around the business.”
She’s based out of London, having formerly beeing group sales director for Penguin in the UK. Ms. Shore, I’ve got some ideas for you. Like releasing the first three books to JR Ward’s BlackDagger Brotherhood series instead of the 3d book or releasing the new releases when the releases are still new and not months old like Nora Roberts’ Angel Falls. Let’s hope that Penguin’s digital program, starting with their sadly out of date ebook site, gets a facelift.