HarperCollins Names Sara Nelson VP, Exec Editor of Harper Imprint

She joins from Amazon.

HarperCollins has named Sara Nelson vp, executive editor and special advisor of its Harper imprint. This is a new role at the company.

Nelson comes to Harper from Amazon, where she served as its books and Kindle editorial director. She previously worked for O, The Oprah Magazine.

“She has proven her ability to identify, support and drive great books and bestsellers at Amazon and elsewhere,” said HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham, in a statement. “I can’t wait to see her deploy her experience in the context of a publishing imprint.”