Stefan von Holtzbrinck has announced a reorganization of the Georg von Holtzbrinck organization, effective July 2. The group will now be composed of three divisions: Global Trade, Global Science and Education, and Holtzbrinck Media. The global trade division, managed by current Macmillan US CEO John Sargent, will consist of all the consumer book publishing operations of the Group, including all the US, German, UK and Australian houses. The global science & education division, managed by Annette Thomas, will consist of Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Education, Macmillan Higher Education and Palgrave Macmillan and will also include Digital Science, Digital Education and Macmillan New Ventures.
Basic Books Group Publisher John Sherer has been named Director of the University of North Carolina Press. Several related moves were announced on June 15: PublicAffairs Publisher Susan Weinberg has been promoted to the newly created position of Group Publisher, Basic Books, Nation Books and PublicAffairs. Lara Heimert, Editorial and Publishing Director of Basic Books, has been promoted to Publisher of Basic Books. Clive Priddle, Editorial Director of PublicAffairs, has been promoted to Publisher of PublicAffairs. He and Heimert will report to Weinberg in her new role and will become members of the company’s senior leadership team. Avalon Publisher Bill Newlin will also take on a broader role and Westview Press Publisher Cathleen Tetro who had reported to John Sherer will now report to him.
Random House CEO Markus Dohle announced that Madeline McIntosh has been named COO, while continuing her duties as President, Sales, Operations and Digital. McIntosh first joined the company in 1994 and, after a brief stint at Amazon, rejoined in 2009.
Andrea Sheehan has founded, and will become CEO of Rock-it Global. She was VP Digital Publishing and Product Development at Random House.
Gretchen Young has left Hyperion, where she was VP, Executive Editor, to join Grand Central Publishing. She will hold the same title, and will report to Deb Futter.
Just in time for the annual AAUP meeting in Chicago June Derek Krissoff has been named the new Editor-in-Chief for the University of Nebraska Press. He has been a Senior Acquisitions Editor at the University of Georgia Press since 2006.
Jordana Vincent has been named Ebook Marketer at 3M, working from Colorado. She was most recently eContent Specialist – Collection Development Librarian at Douglas County Libraries and was named a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker 2012.”
Cristi Hall has rejoined Penguin as International Sales Manager, Europe and US exporters (excluding PMG). She was most recently International Sales Manager at S&S.
Brady McReynolds has joined JABberwocky Literary Agency as head of its foreign rights department. Previously, he was a Publicity Assistant at NAL/Penguin.
Maureen Cole has joined the S&S publicity department as a Senior Publicist. She was most recently a publicist at Portfolio/Sentinel at Penguin.
Publishers Lunch reports that KC Smythe will retire on June 15 from his position as national account manager at Hachette Book Group, after 10 years with the company. Prior to Hachette, he spent 17 years at Ingram, mostly in the buying department, and 6 years as a retail bookseller at B. Dalton and Nashville’s independent Mills Bookstore. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Michele Murphy has been named Associate Publisher, Marketing, for Prevention magazine. Murphy was previously at the National Geographic Society, where she worked as VP of Global Marketing, overseeing National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic Kids. She had previously worked at Rodale from 1996 to 2005.
Stephanie Bowen has joined Sourcebooks as Editor. She was most recently an Assistant Editor at Doubleday. Nicole Villeneuve joins Sourcebooks as Senior Publicist in the New York office. She was Cambridge University Press and Atlas and Co.
Chronicle Books has hired Ryan Hayes as a children’s book designer. He previously worked at Running Press.
At Chronicle, Rachel Geiger has been promoted to Director of Trade Sales, and Holly Smith moves up to Associate Director of Sales.
Danielle Lynn has joined Rodale Books as Publicity Manager. She was most recently a Senior Publicist at S&S.
Kirsten Hall has been promoted to Managing Agent at Bright Group International, the company’s first full-time agent based in the US.
PROMOTIONS AND INTERNAL CHANGES
Penguin USA has made changes in its international sales department: Kevin Kirk Luna has been promoted to Senior Director, International Sales for UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Caitlin Altendorf has moved over from the domestic sales team to become International Sales Manager, Asia.
Diane Naughton is now Vice President of Integrated Marketing at HarperCollins Publishers.
Two S&S imprints are celebrating anniversaries: Atria just hit 10 years, and Free Press is coming up on 65 years.
The Perseus Book Group is gearing up to move its New York City offices into one location at 250 W. 57th St. June 27, per Publishers Weekly. The move will unite the 70 people currently located at the company’s 387 Park Ave. South location with the 16 PublicAffairs staffers on one floor in the building (PublicAffairs is already in the 57th St. location, but will move two floors up).
The American Jerusalem International Book Fair (JIBF) Advisory Committee announced that the deadline for applications for its popular Editor and Agent Fellowships for the 2013 Fair has been set for July 16, 2012. The Fair dates are February 10-15, 2013, with the Fellows’ week-long program beginning two days earlier, on February 8. The 2013 JIBF will mark the 26th anniversary of the Fair, which was established in 1973. Applications are available at http://jibffellowship.com/
June 18 – June 20
AAUP Annual Meeting
“Igniting the Future”
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL
June 21 – 23
15th National Museum Publishing Seminar
June 22 – 26
ALA Conference and Expo
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
June 25 – 28
Romance Writers of America Conference
Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA
July 4– 6
16th ebook Expo Tokyo
The world’s largest trade show for ebook devices, contents, and technologies.
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Jul 5 – 8
Tokyo International Book Fair
Jul 11 – 15
International Comic-Con (West Coast)
San Diego, CA
Jul 15 – 20
Yale Leadership Strategies in Magazine & Digital Publishing
Yale University, New Haven, CT