Tara Parsons will join Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint as editor in chief. According to the press release, she will oversee the editorial team’s “acquisition of fiction and non-fiction books as well as acquire and edit her own titles.”
Parsons has devoted almost 16 years to a career in publishing. Just prior to this hiring, she served as an editorial director of fiction at Amazon Publishing.
Parsons will report to publisher Susan Moldow. Her start date has been set for Jan. 04, 2016.