Jeff Belle, v-p of Amazon Publishing, announced Sarah Jane Gunter as the new publisher of the AmazonCrossing imprint, which publishes translations of foreign language books, effective September 1.
"Sarah Jane is a long-time Amazonian with much international experience, most recently at our European headquarters in Luxembourg and at Amazon.fr in Paris," said Belle. "Her passion for books, languages, translations and building new things will further AmazonCrossing’s mission of bringing more books to more readers in more languages around the world."
Gunter joins a growing lineup of Amazon publishers, including Philip Patrick of Kindle Worlds and Kindle Serials; Mark Pereira of Brilliance Group; Larry Kirshbaum of Adult Trade and Children’s; and Vicky Griffith of Amazon Publishing EU. Global marketing chief Mikyla Bruder will continue to oversee marketing efforts across all imprints, and Amy Bates continues oversight of global operations.
In his note announcing Gunter's promotion, Belle pointed out that Amazon Publishing still has a number of job openings, "spanning editorial, marketing and operations – primarily in Seattle, but also in NY, Luxembourg, London and Munich."