After getting downsized in a recent CPM reshuffle, marketing maven Ali Kokmen has found a new home at Del Rey Manga according to their newsletter:

We are please to welcome ALI KOKMEN, our new Manga Marketing Manager. Ali comes to us from (most recently) Central Park Media, where he was Director of Book Sales looking after their line of manga and manhwa, and has over 13 years experience publishing books about art, manga, pop culture, and graphic novels. Del Rey Manga has all sorts of exciting plans in store for you, and we’re delighted to have Ali on our team as those plans come together! Welcome aboard, Ali!

Congrats to Ali, a regular Beat reader and a sharp cookie indeed. We knew he’d land on his feet.