Veruschka Selbach has been named managing director of British independent publisher Pluto Press, the Bookseller reported. She will succeed Anne Beech, who is retiring after 30 years with the press and over 40 in publishing, later this year.
Most recently, Selbach has been consulting on sales, marketing and digital strategies for various independent publishers. In 2011, she co-founded a business and environmental publisher, Do Sustainability, which was sold in 2015.
Beech said she has known Selbach "as a publishing associate and a friend for some years now, and it's very clear to me that she has the energy and the vision to sustain Pluto's editorial independence and to oversee the expansion of Pluto's publishing program in what are exciting times for independent radical publishers."
Selbach commented: "We have very exciting plans that will take advantage of new technologies and communication strategies to enhance our unique position in the market. We will continue to develop a fiercely independent list with integrity."