Monday, September 29, 2008


Baker Publishing Group announces a number of recent promotions in editorial.

Jennifer Leep, who has been an Acquisitions Editor with Revell for the last eight years, has assumed the position of Editorial Director for Revell. Leep began her editorial career at Baker Publishing Group in 1996. She replaces Lonnie Hull DuPont, who has become Executive Editor, Revell. DuPont recently chose to transition into a role that would allow her to continue in acquisitions, but also work on her own writing. "Since I became director of Revell in 2000, the division has grown tremendously,” DuPont said. “While I’ve enjoyed being a part of that growth, I’m at the point where I want to give more time to my writing than is possible as director. Baker has been very cooperative about this desire of mine, and we’ve been preparing for just this type of transition for a couple years now. So I’m excited to see Jennifer use her gifts to lead Revell into the future.”

Jim Kinney is being promoted to associate publisher, while also continuing as editorial director of Baker Academic. Kinney has worked in the publishing industry for 20 years, since 1996 with Baker Publishing Group. He became editorial director of Baker Academic in 1999, and has led that division to steady annual growth.

Robert Hosack is being promoted to executive editor, Baker Academic and Baker Books. He has been a senior acquisitions editor, serving Baker Academic and Baker Books, since 2001. He began his career at the former Victor Books, where he developed the BridgePoint imprint. After the BridgePoint line was purchased by Baker, he subsequently joined the Baker staff in 1997.

Vicki Crumpton is also being promoted to executive editor, Revell. Crumpton began her publishing career with Broadman & Holman Publishers in 1989. She joined Baker in 2001 as senior acquisitions editor. Her accomplishments include two New York Times bestsellers, along with a number of other CBA bestsellers, and Gold Medallion finalists and winners.

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