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Secker and Harvill to Merge

Posted at 12:07PM Friday 13 Feb 2004

Random House is to merge The Harvill Press with Secker & Warburg into a single publishing unit, Harvill Secker. The move will see Geoff Mulligan become Publishing Director of the new imprint, with CCV Commercial Director James Garbutt adding Associate Publisher of Harvill Secker to his job title. Harvill's Publisher of 20 years Christopher MacLehose becomes Publisher-at-Large to the imprint. "He will continue to care for and work with his authors, attend international book fairs and work for the new imprint, especially in Europe," the Random House press release says.

MacLehose says: 'Harvill's loss of independence may always be a matter of regret to me and to all those who supported its growth as an independent house and who worked for it, but the climate of the trade in Britain at any rate has dictated that that only within the shelter of a major publishing force can the authors of small and quality houses flourish. After perhaps too long at the helm of this great publishing house, I look forward to being able to concentrate on work with Harvill's authors and translators, and to sharing the next years with the new members of the team, in particular with James Gurbutt, whose value to Harvill has already been demonstrated, and with the admirable Geoff Mulligan of Secker & Warburg'.

Simon Master for his part states: 'Whilst we remain fully committed to our substantially federal and autonomous publishing structure, it is clearly hard for imprints the size of Secker and Harvill to flourish individually in today's environment.'

The books from both lists will be published under their separate imprints for the time being.




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