Sara Nelson, book editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, is moving to Amazon where she will be editorial director, Amazon.com Books. A spokesperson for Amazon said Nelson "will be leading our editorial vision for books in the print and Kindle bookstores on Amazon.com."
In her new role, Nelson is expected to give a fresh look and voice to the books home page which may include writing a column and talking up books both on the site and at public events. Nelson, who was editor-in-chief of PW before joining O, will be based in New York and is expected to begin her new job in June. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to expand the content on Amazon.com and to bring my voice to this Web site visited by millions of passionate readers,” said Nelson in a statement.