Daisy Blackwell Hutton, previously v-p and publisher at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has been named v-p and publisher of Hachette Book Group's Hachette Nashville division, effective Nov. 11. Hutton replaces Rolf Zettersten, who is retiring this fall.
In her new role, Hutton will lead Hachette Nashville's FaithWords, Center Street, and Worthy Publishing imprints, with a focus on expanding and deepening the current roster of authors. Additionally, Hutton's responsibilities will include growing sales, creating marketing strategies for reaching the Christian market and beyond, identifying new business opportunities and strategic partnerships, and guiding acquisitions as well as list development for the division. Hutton will also become a member of HBG's executive management board.
Hutton has served as v-p and publisher at HarperCollins for the past seven years, overseeing W Publishing—Thomas Nelson's nonfiction trade imprint, publishing bestselling authors such as Chip Gaines, Dr. David Jeremiah, and Kathie Lee Gifford. Prior to that role, Hutton served as v-p and publisher of Thomas Nelson Zondervan fiction. Her career also includes over a decade of experience in licensing, export sales, and subsidiary and foreign rights.
"Daisy brings to Hachette Nashville a deep understanding of the faith-based, inspirational, and conservative political books markets, combined with a passion for partnering with authors, and proven ability to grow business lines," HBG CEO Michael Pietsch said in a statement.
Hutton added of joining Hachette: "I have long admired the organization's publishing culture and very much look forward to contributing my own vision and effort to the amazing program that Rolf Zettersten and the Nashville team have created."
Correction: This article previously stated Hutton would start on Nov. 1. She begins in the position Nov. 11.