Larry Kirshbaum, the publisher of Amazon Publishing, is leaving his post on January 17, 2014 and will be replaced by Editor-in-Chief Daphne Durham, according to reports.
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“We can confirm that Larry Kirshbaum is leaving Amazon on January 17,” the spokesperson said. “Larry joined us two and a half years ago and has been instrumental in launching our New York office, including our New Harvest partnership, and establishing our children’s book business. We’re sorry to see him go, and wish him the best of luck as he returns to life as a literary agent
GigaOM has also reported that Amazon Publishing is closing its NYC office. While Amazon denied that they were shutting their offices in New York in a statement, the blog pointed out that Durham will be based on the company’s Seattle office. Amazon opened the office in 2011 to be in the same town as other major publishers and literary agencies.