Simon Tasker will be joining the Printers Row Publishing Group at Readerlink Distribution Services as v-p and publisher, juvenile proprietary and Silver Dolphin books. Tasker, who has held positions at Simon & Schuster and Scholastic, most recently served as v-p, product development at Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Readerlink acquired the Baker & Taylor Publishing Group and Baker & Taylor Marketing Services U.S in February, a deal that included, among other imprints, Silver Dolphin.
“I am confident that Simon’s experience, knowledge of our sales channels, industry connections and work ethic will inure to the benefit of Printers Row Publishing Group and [Readerlink Marketing Services]," said Dennis Abboud, president and CEO of RMS. "His extensive knowledge of the non-trade and mass channels will undoubtedly help RMS develop products that are fitting for the overall markets that Readerlink serves, helping to fulfill the synergistic mission that was envisioned for the business upon its acquisition.”