Larry Norton has been named executive v-p and general manager for INscribe Digital, the e-book distributor that was purchased last month by Independent Publishers Group. He replaces Anne Kubek, who is leaving the company as part of the sale.
Norton is a book industry veteran and has worked in sales at William Morrow and Simon & Schuster and was senior v-p for business development and publisher relations at Borders Group.
"Larry is one of the best things to come out of our acquisition of INscribe Digital," Joe Matthews, CEO of IPG, said. "He's an experienced leader with a proven ability to engage, guide and support publishers large and small."
Norton called IPG "a great home for INscribe Digital. We can now deliver services across the entire publishing spectrum. I look forward to continuing the groundbreaking work of Anne Kubek," who is also a Borders veteran.
With headquarters in San Francisco, INscribe Digital has distributed more than 65,000 e-book titles on behalf of major book publishers, university and independent presses, literary agents and authors through its Athena content delivery platform. INscribe Digital also offers solutions for book production, conversion, marketing and distribution and says that "strong retailer relationships" enable it to "deliver customized marketing and sales solutions for diverse clients at a range of retailers globally."