Andy LeCount will join HarperCollins on December 29 as v-p and director of sales for general books, according to a letter from president of sales Josh Marwell to staff.

LeCount has worked at Hachette Book Group since 2008, most recently as executive director of chains, in which capacity he oversaw sales to Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million for all adult imprints and served as liaison between the sales and publishing teams at Little, Brown. He previously served stints at Macmillan, Rodale, Tor, and

"Andy now brings his well-rounded resume to HarperCollins, where he will direct the overall sales effort for the adult hardcover and trade paperback imprints, as well as supervise the adult sales teams for Barnes & Noble and Amazon," Marwell wrote.

HC staffers Carla Parker, Kathryn Walker, Kristin Bowers, and Brendan Keating will all report to LeCount.