Borders UK Splits Books Teams


By Carmen Comment

The Bookseller‘s Graeme Neill reports on Borders UK plans to restructure its buying team in a bid to improve its buying system, manage its stock better and develop its promotional activity. The new system will divide the book team in two, with the buying team taking responsibility for all new title buying and promotional activity for frontlist and backlist, and the range coordinators overseeing management of all backlist titles as well as core stock.

The buying team will be under the management of books category manager Caroline Mileham and will focus on developing genres and working with publishers to build sales. Range development manager Pete Harvey will run the range coordinator team, which will concentrate on improving and developing the core range, ensuring key backlist titles are in stock and identifying returns.