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12 May 2021

John Seaton retires

5 April 2021

John Seaton, Head of Backlist and Inventory at Canongate Books, and industry legend, left full-time publishing on 31 March 2021, after exactly 51 years in publishing.

However, John plans to continue in the industry as a mentor, working to increase diversity and providing help with backlist management. Read more in The Bookseller of 31 March 2021.

See also the fulsome tribute thread on Canongate'e Twitter.