Ed Spade has been appointed president of sales at HarperCollins and will sit on the company's global executive committee. He succeeds Josh Marwell, who is working in an advisory role before retiring in April.
Spade has been senior v-p, online sales, since 2021, when he joined HarperCollins when it acquired HMH Books & Media, where he had been interim president. He had joined HMH in 2017, eventually serving as v-p, national accounts & sales and head of audio. Earlier he was a sales executive at Ingram Content Group and Viacom and began his career at Penguin Young Readers Group.
HarperCollins president and CEO Brian Murray said, "In his short tenure with HarperCollins, Ed has done a tremendous job of enhancing our strategic and operational online sales efforts. Ed has a long history of innovating within the business. His experience on both the publishing and customer sides gives him a unique perspective on the work we do on behalf of our authors and customers. We are excited to have him lead the sales efforts for our U.S. publishing."