Hachette Book Group US President and CEO Ken Michaels is leaving to join Macmillan Science and Education in the new role of Global Chief Operating Officer at the end of August, reporting to CEO Annette Thomas. He will be based out of New York and London. He will remain Chair of BISG for his full two-year term, ending September 2014.
Martha Levin has been named Acting Publisher of Hyperion, reporting to Michael Pietsch. She had worked at Hyperion from 1998-2001, before moving to Free Press as Publisher. She may be reached at: [email protected]
Gail Gonzales has joined S&S in the newly created role of Director of Integrated Marketing, reporting to Liz Perl, SVP, Marketing. Gonzales was most recently at Hay House, Inc., where she was Director of Marketing, New Media and Publicity.
Jennifer Baumgardner, has been named Publisher/Executive Director of the Feminist Press, succeeding Gloria Jacobs, who retired after having led publisher since 2006. The board of directors said that Baumgardner’s “deep ties to women’s and gender studies departments will strengthen the dynamic work of the Feminist Press in addressing the critical social justice issues of our time.”
Iris Blasi has been named Marketing Director, Senior Editor at Pegasus Books, effective August 12. She was formerly Marketing Manager at Open Road Integrated Media.
Lots of changes in children’s publishing:
Catherine Onder (Cat) is joining Bloomsbury as Editorial Director of Children’s, reporting to Children’s Publisher Cindy Loh. Cat has been a Senior Editor at Disney/Hyperion since 2010.
Greg Stadnyk has joined Little, Brown Children’s as Associate Art Director. He was previously at Penguin Children’s.
Director of Workman Children’s Publishing Raquel Jaramillo (who writes as R.J. Palacio) will leave that position on October 25 to devote more time to writing, with plans to rejoin the company in February 2014 as Editor-at-Large. Workman Children’s plans to look for a new Director.
Random House Children’s Group announced that Kimberly Lauber, previously at Chronicle, has joined as Director of Marketing. Laura Antonacci joins as Senior Manager, Library Marketing. Previously she was Marketing Manager, Education and Library Marketing at Penguin Young Readers Group.
Scholastic announced that Katrina Krantz has joined Klutz as Director of Digital Marketing. She was most recently Marketing Manager at StarMaker. Caite Panzer has been named Director of Rights and Global Publishing Strategy. She was at Oxford University Press as Brand and Communications Manager. Kelly Smith, previously at Sterling, has joined as Senior Editor, Nonfiction. Michael del Rosario has been named Managing Editor. He was at becker&mayer!. Katie Carella has been promoted to Senior Editor.
Laura Pennock has joined Candlewick as Director of Mass Market Sales, from Readerlink, where she was Director, Retail Marketing and Product Management.
Katie Halata will join Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as School & Library Marketing Manager. Previously she was Sales & Marketing Manager at Egmont USA.
Jeffrey Batzli has been named Creative Director, Trade Books at Rodale. He was most recently Creative Director of Barnes & Noble‘s publishing business and also Sterling’s trade division. Meanwhile, Sterling Editorial Director Michael Fragnito has left the company.
At the Quarto Group, Iain MacGregor has been hired as Publisher for Aurum Press. He was formerly Publishing Director of Collins in the UK.
David Morris has been named VP, publisher of Zondervan‘s nonfiction trade books. Previously he was VP, Editorial Director for Guideposts Books. Read More