Retail Week editor Denny takes top role at Bookseller

Following a 10-year career in the marketing and retail press, Neill Denny, editor of Retail Week, is starting a new chapter in his career by become editorinchief of The Bookseller.

He will replace Nicholas Clee, who leaves at the end of September to pursue other ventures in the world of literature, but who will continue as an editorial consultant to the magazine.

Denny was appointed as editor of Retail Week in 1999 and oversaw the redesign of the title, which led to several commendations in the Periodical Publishers Association awards. He was named editor of the year in 2002.

Denny also helped move the title from being free to paid for. Other titles he has worked on include Marketing, and Precision Marketing, and he was launch editor of Marketing Direct.

The Bookseller, published by VNU, is the weekly business title for the UK and international book industry.

Denny said: “If you spend too long editing the same magazine, it becomes too easy and I needed more of a challenge.

The Bookseller combines two of my biggest loves, retail and books.

Denny will start on The Bookseller in November.

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