HarperCollins announces that Abby West will join Amistad, an African American imprint, as VP, editorial director on Sept. 12; West comes to HarperCollins from Audible where she was director of inclusive content programming

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NEW YORK , August 31, 2022 (press release) –

HarperCollins today announced that Abby West will join Amistad, the most respected and storied African American imprint in publishing, as VP, Editorial Director on September 12.

West comes to HarperCollins from Audible, where she was Director of Inclusive Content Programming, overseeing the company’s Hear My Story program and working to amplify diverse voices, narratives, and content across all audio entertainment genres and formats. A journalist and digital content strategist, Abby has also held editorial roles at Essence, Entertainment Weekly, and People, developing a love for stories that explore, empower, and celebrate underrepresented communities.

“Last year Amistad celebrated its 35th anniversary as the most respected and storied African American imprint in publishing,” said Judith Curr, President & Publisher of the HarperOne Group at HarperCollins. “As we look to continue to grow Amistad, I am thrilled to have Abby join the imprint. Her outstanding record of innovation and strategic content creation perfectly positions her to develop and grow the editorial vision of Amistad.”

“I am honored and excited to join the Amistad team and carry on the amazing legacy of this imprint. There is nothing like the transformative power of storytelling and I know that there are so many more stories that Amistad is uniquely positioned to help bring to life and many more authors we can champion,” said West.

About HarperCollins
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

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