Sally Kim, currently senior v-p and publisher of G.P. Putnam's Sons, will join Hachette Book Group as president and publisher of Little, Brown and Company, effective March 4. Kim will succeed Bruce Nichols, who has been senior v-p and publisher of Little, Brown since 2020, and will depart on March 1.

The move marks David Shelley's first major appointment since taking over as Hachette Book Group CEO at the start of 2024 following the announcement of “a new English-language management structure” at Hachette's book business last year. Kim will join HBG's executive board, and will report directly to Shelley.

Kim joined Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in 2015, as editorial director. There, she acquired and edited such novels as Megan Abbott's The Turnout, Robert Jones, Jr.'s The Prophets, and Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age and Come and Get It.

Previously, Kim had served as editorial director of Simon & Schuster's Touchstone imprint, and held senior editorial roles at HarperCollins, the Crown Publishing Group, and St. Martin’s Press. Over the course of her 30-year career, she has acquired and edited debuts by Jami Attenberg, Gillian Flynn, Ann Leary, Courtney Maum, and Lisa Unger, among others. In 2022, she received Poets & Writers' Editor's Award.

"Like so many in book publishing, I've spent a lifetime reading and revering Little, Brown's books and authors; they were what drew me, an LA kid, to dare to make the leap to New York publishing all those years ago," said Kim in a statement. "Joining Little, Brown to help evolve its enviable legacy of finding and nurturing new voices at this, one of the most vibrant times in our industry and culture, is an incredible opportunity and truly an honor."