F+W Media has established a new standalone book group, naming Heidi Sachner as head of books. Joining Sachner in the group are F+W fine arts editor Pam Wissman who has been promoted to executive director, heading up the editorial and design teams across all communities, and Greg Nock who has been promoted to production director.
Under the new structure, all book publishing in F+W’s various communities, such as crafts and art instruction, will be overseen by Sachner. Greg Osberg, who took over as CEO of F+W in January, said the new structure, which also affects the company’s magazine and digital formats, is designed to bring more expertise to each product line.
While each community will have employees dedicated to working on books, Sachner and her team will have a “horizontal view” of all the books being published by the different verticals. She will also approve all new projects.
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