Kendall Hunt has been appointed as the head of Bookstore Worldwide, the retailer’s new publisher, following the death of former CEO Simon Coughlan.
Hunt has a long-standing relationship with Amazon and was formerly chief executive of its retail division.
Amazon is also launching a new book publishing arm called The Bookstore, which will include new titles and a new publishing house for authors.
Hunt will take over the reins at Bookstore as the new head of Amazon’s publishing division.
Hunt previously worked as the chief executive officer of Kmart.
He was also CEO of Bookscan, the company that was acquired by Amazon in 2016.
“I’m excited to be leading Amazon’s new publishing and distribution efforts at Bookshop Worldwide, which we are currently developing with our partners and with the great fans of books around the world,” Hunt said in a statement.
Hunt took over the publishing arm of Bookscan in August of last year.
He will join the company as head of its publishing arm, and will have the same responsibilities as the previous president of the publishing division, Sam Gostin.
He is also heading up the Bookscan Publishing group, which includes Bookscan.com and Bookscan Originals, the bookselling division of BookScan.com.
Hunt was previously the CEO of Amazon Prime and the publisher of Amazon titles.
The publisher of The Bookseller, a popular and popular-selling children’s book, also is launching a children’s imprint, The Bookshop, which is owned by Amazon.
Amazon’s book publishing unit is also expanding into audiobooks.
Amazon will also publish an imprint for books about superheroes.
Amazon announced the launch of its new publishing division earlier this year, and Hunt will serve as CEO.
The new publishing arm will include several books from writers who have published the company’s books on Amazon.com, including authors of books on The Bookscan imprint and books published by Amazon Originals.
Amazon recently released three new titles in 2017: The Bookshelf, a childrens book collection; The Book of Love, a collection of books about romance; and The Bookworm, a compilation of children’s books.
Hunt’s new role is the latest in a long list of new book titles for Amazon.
Earlier this year Amazon announced a new children’s title called The Night Watch, which features a “nightmare” story of a boy who learns that he is an Amazonian hero.
Amazon also published a book about a robot named Amazon, which Hunt will oversee as the publisher for Amazon Origins.
Hunt joined Amazon in 2009 and began as an independent publisher.
He also was the publisher and general manager of Books Inc. and the book business division of Borders, which he joined in 2014.
He had a long career at Borders, where he was the editor of the company`s books for children and adults.
Hunt left Borders in 2017 to become president and CEO of K-Mart.
The former Borders CEO said in 2017 that he wanted to become a business leader to ensure that Amazon’s business model and strategy work for the business.
Amazon has also said that it will publish more than 1,000 books and over 4,000 children`s titles in 2018.