“I’m excited to help shape where our industry will be in the future,” Hayes said. “I’m confident that the ideas I have will bear fruit for Diamond and its roster of publishers.”
Hayes now takes over for Kuo-Yu Liang, who launched Diamond's Book division in 2003. Liang has now been tasked with expanding the company's international business as VP of International Sales and Business Development.
“[Josh] has a fantastic ability to prospect for new revenue and has great connections in place to build our sales internationally,” said Liang.