Random House has announced that Barbara Marcus will replace Chip Gibson as President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books. Marcus spent 22 years as President of children’s book publishing and distribution for Scholastic, and most recently was an advisor for Open Road Media.
Janet Goldstein has been named SVP, Editorial Director, Adult Books at National Geographic Society. She had previously run her own editorial consulting firm and before that, worked at Penguin and HarperCollins.
Ballantine Bantam Dell announced a realignment of its nonfiction publishing program: Jennifer Tung has joined BDD in the new role of VP, Editorial Director, nonfiction, reporting to Libby McGuire. Tung was most recently Deputy Editor of RedBook. Executive Editors Pamela Cannon and Mamie Cochran will now report to Tung. In addition, Richard Callison will be promoted to Associate Publisher, nonfiction, also reporting to McGuire.
Dan Ambrosio has been named to the Senior Editor position the Da Capo and Da Capo Lifelong imprints of The Perseus Books Group. He was previously Editor at Wiley and before that, at Grand Central. . . . Ben Adams will join PublicAffairs as Senior Editor. Previously he was a Senior Editor at Bloomsbury.
Pamela Horn has been named Head of Cross Platform Publishing at Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt replacing Chul R Kim who went to MOMA. She was Editorial Director, Sterling Innovation.
Kevin Doughten will join Crown as Senior Editor on September 24, focusing on non-fiction. He was most recently an Editor at Viking.
Longtime London Book Fair Director Alistair Burtenshaw and Director of Books and Publishing at Reed Exhibitions is leaving, “to pursue opportunities in the wider creative industries,” according to a letter sent to the LBF advisory board by Reed Exhibitions B2B divisional MD Justin Tadman.
Laura Hopper has joined Hyperion in the newly created position of Editorial Director of Franchise Publishing. Hopper worked for United Talent Agency (UTA) before joining the motion picture department at Brillstein-Grey and, most recently, represented clients working on TV and film projects. She will be based on the West Coast.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, the new division comprising Zondervan and the recently-acquired Thomas Nelson, announced its new organizational structure under President and CEO Mark Schoenwald. Among the announcements: Stuart Bitting has been named SVP, CFO; Annette Bourland and David Moberg will be SVP, Publisher of Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, respectively.
Victoria Comella joined HarperCollins 360 as Publicity Manager; she previously worked at Putnam.
PROMOTIONS AND INTERNAL CHANGES
Little Brown and Company Publisher Michael Pietsch will become the new CEO, succeeding David Young at Hachette Book Group, effective April 1st, 2013. Pietsch will lead the search for his own replacement after 11 years at the helm of Little, Brown, a division of Hachette Book Group.
Young will assume the role of Deputy Chief Executive of Hachette UK and CEO of Orion Publishing Group. As of June 2013, he will replace retiring Peter Roche in those roles. Ken Michaels, HBG’s Chief Operating Officer, is promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.
Executive Director of Publicity at Picador James Meader has also been named Publicist-at-Large at Henry Holt. Meader will continue to report to Picador publisher Stephen Morrison and will also add “a dotted line” to Holt Deputy Publisher Maggie Richards.
Shida Carr has been promoted from Publicity Manager to Assistant Director at Touchstone/S&S.
NYU-SCPS Advanced Publishing Institute (API) Studies in Digital Book Strategy
The NYU Advanced Publishing Institute is a two-day intensive in digital book strategy for mid to senior-level executives interested in learning more about how to incorporate digital into their workflow and to enhance their digital skills. This course is designed to bridge the gap between the plethora of panel-based conferences and the lengthier programs offered by NYU-SCPS and other institutions.
NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York, NY
Sep 21 – 23
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA
Sep 23 – 27
Theory and Practices of Digital Libraries (TPDL) Conference
The leading European scientific forum on digital libraries.
Goddard Riverside Gala
Benefiting the Goddard Riverside Community Center, an evening honoring Michael Jacobs, President & CEO of ABRAMS Inc.
Capitale, New York, NY
Oct 3 – 5
Oct 3 – 5
Gran Via Exhibition Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Oct 4 – 7
Bouchercon Mystery Convention
The world’s premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community.
Oct 7 – 10
A Offset, Digital and Hybrid Printing show with more than 450 exhibitors and dozens of educational sessions and seminars.
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Oct 10 – 14
Frankfurt Book Fair
Guest of Honor New Zealand
Oct 11 – 14
New York Comic Con (East Coast)
Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
Oct 13 – 18
DMA 2012 Conference & Exhibition
Thousands of practitioners and experts from the entire marketing continuum discuss solutions and best practices.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Oct 16 – 18
Brand Licensing Europe 2012
These free-to-attend seminars, workshops and panel discussions are designed especially for European retailers and licensees to advance their licensing skill base and learn from industry experts about hot trends and opportunities.
Novelists, Inc. 2012 Annual Conference
“Profitable Partnerships: Publishing a la Carte”
Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY
The Place to Bee!
A Spelling Bee to benefit the Counsel of Literary Magazines and Presses
The Standard Hotel, New York, NY
Nov 1 – 4
World Fantasy Convention 2012
The dual themes of World Fantasy 2012 are Northern Gothic and Urban Fantasy.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Nov 11 – 18
Miami International Book Fair
Nov 14 – 19
Montréal Book Fair
The 2012 Salon du livre de Montréal is the 35th edition of this Canadian book fair.
Place Bonaventure, Montréal, Canada
Nov 16 – 18
Goddard Riverside New York Book Fair
Goddard Riverside Community Center, New York, NY
Nov 17 – 25
Istanbul Book Fair
Guest of Honour–the Netherlands
TÜYAP Fair and Convention Center, Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 24– 30
Guadalajara International Book Fair
Guest of Honor: Chile
Centro de Exposiciones, Guadalajara, Mexico