Diamond Book Distributors has promoted Emily Botica to VP, Publisher Relations and Marketing. In her new position, she will continue to lead marketing campaigns, develop and implement new strategies for bringing more publishers to DBD, and build awareness of the brand.

Botica came to DBD in 2007 as a Sales Manager, having previously worked for the Borders Book Group in as both a marketer and a buyer, working with genre fiction, graphic novels, and other categories (see “DBD Hires BGI Vet”). During her time at Diamond she has been promoted several times, most recently to Director of Publisher Relations and Trade Marketing. 

Botica “has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of our industry," said Tony Lutkus, President of Diamond Book Distributors, in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Emily’s expertise and vision will play a key role in driving future growth, strengthening relationships, and further establishing DBD as a leader in the industry.”