ARP Books is pleased to announce Todd Besant has joined the press as Executive Editor. Besant will oversee ARP’s publishing program, including the day-to-day operations as well as the overall strategic direction of the publishing house.
“After a national search we are delighted to have Todd,” says cofounder and board chair Todd Scarth. “Todd is thoughtful about and very committed to Canadian independent publishing and he understands where ARP Books fits in that landscape. He has the skills we need to build on what ARP has achieved in the last 20 years.”
“I’ve long admired the quality of ARP’s list,” says Besant. “The staff and board are incredibly smart and deeply engaged in the company’s mission. I’m very excited to join the press.”
Besant is a former Managing Editor of Turnstone Press, during which time the press was a finalist for Small Press Publisher of the year and also published the Giller Prize finalist Kilter: 55 Fictions.