Mary Ann Naples has been named the new Publisher of Rodale Books. She was Chief Business Development Officer at Zola and previously VP Talent, Head of Curator Team at Open Sky.
Eric Price has been appointed Director of Sales, Marketing, and Publicity for Quercus‘ new US operation. He was most recently at Grove Atlantic.
David Boyle joins HarperCollins in the newly created role of SVP, Consumer Insight, reporting to Chief Digital Officer Chantal Restivo-Alessi. In his new role Boyle, formerly SVP, Insight for EMI Music, will work with all divisions of HarperCollins.
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s President, Florrie Binford Kichler, will retire June 30, 2013. A search for her successor is under way.
Carissa Hays has moved to Crown Publishing Group as VP Executive Director of Publicity. She was at S&S first at Free Press and briefly at Atria. David Drake has been promoted to SVP and Deputy Publisher and Michael Palgon, current EVP and Deputy Publisher, is leaving at the end of the month. Jill Flaxman has been promoted to SVP Director, Publishing Operations (reporting to Maya Mavjee).
Elisabeth Dyssegaard, Editor in Chief of Hyperion, announced that Ruth Pomerance has joined Hyperion as Senior Editor, focusing on the acquisition and development for the Disney/ABC Television Group businesses. Most recently, Pomerance served as Executive Producer for the feature film adaptation of Judy Blume’s novel Tiger Eyes and consultant to various entertainment companies. In a separate announcement, Kerri Kolen has left Hyperion to join Putnam as Executive Editor.
Margot Atwell has left Beaufort Books as Publisher. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beaufort President Eric Kampmann will be taking over as Publisher.
Caitlin Graf is leaving Basic Books to be the Publicity Director for the Nation magazine. She was Senior Publicist for Basic Books and Nation Books.
Hannah Rahill will leave Weldon Owen Publishing after 18 years as its Food and Drink Publisher. Executive Editor Jennifer Newens and Associate Publisher Amy Marr will now oversee Food and Drink.
Scott Parris will join Oxford University Press USA as Executive Editor, Economics. He held the same title at Cambridge University Press. Read More