Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Keith Fox as its new CEO. Fox was previously President of McGraw Hill Construction Division, President of BusinessWeek, and McGraw Hill Professional; he will work out of the New York offices. Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as Commissioning Editor, Art, working primarily out of the London offices. Previously, she was Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson London.
Meanwhile, Lucas Wittmann has joined Regan Arts as Associate Publisher and Executive Editor. Previously, he was at The Daily Beast. Also joining him are Senior Editor Michael Szczerban, who was previously at S&S, and Associate Editor Fritz Brantley, who was an Editor and Marketer at Routledge.
Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch, announced that Mauro DiPreta has joined HBG as VP and Publisher of Hachette Books, the new publishing division that HBG will launch on the foundation of the Hyperion backlist that HBG acquired in 2013. DiPreta was most recently VP and Editor in Chief of Crown Archetype, an imprint at Penguin Random House. Pietsch thanked Martha Levin, who has been Interim Publisher since last Fall. She may be reached at [email protected].
Peter Ginna has left Bloomsbury, where he was Publisher of Bloomsbury Press. In an unrelated announcement, Bloomsbury will consolidate Walker Children’s Books into the larger Bloomsbury Children’s, resulting in the departure of Walker Books Publisher Emily Easton.
Dervla Kelly will join Rodale as Senior Editor on April 7. Previously, she was an Editor at Abrams.
Diana Gill will join Ace and Roc Books as Executive Editor, reporting to Susan Allison. Previously, she was Executive Editor at William Morrow, where she ran the US branch of HarperVoyager.
Michael Harnaga-Rentas has been named CFO at Skyhorse Publishing; he was most recently at Hyperion.
Former Director of Publicity at Hachette Nashville Shanon Stow, will join Icon Media Group as Partner and President of the PR firm’s literary division.
Liza Murphy was named Director of International Sales at Rizzoli, and recently she was at Cambridge University Press and ran her own consulting company.
Devin Kirk will join Macmillan on April 14 as VP, International Sales and Marketing, succeeding Judy Sisko, who is retiring next month. Kirk was previously Senior Director, International Sales for Penguin Random House.
Marlena Bittner will join Flatiron Books on May 15th as the Director of Publicity, reporting to Associate Publisher Liz Keenan. She is currently Director of Publicity at Little, Brown. In addition, Karen Horton has joined Flatiron Books as Senior Designer, reporting to Henry Sene Yee, who has been named Creative Director of Flatiron Books, in addition to his current role as Creative Director of Picador USA. Karen was most recently Art Director at Little, Brown and is the Co-founder of design firm design: related.
Maris Kreizman has joined Kickstarter as Publishing Projects Specialist. She was previously Editorial Director of Digital Content at Barnes & Noble.
Julia Kardon joins Mary Evans as a Foreign Rights Director and Agent. Previously she was an Agent at Sterling Lord Literistic.
Ira Silverberg, formerly Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts, has joined Open Road Integrated Media, as Strategic Advisor for Author Brands. In his new post, which starts April 22nd, Silverberg will be signing on authors and acquiring backlist catalogs.
Andrew Tsui has joined Open Road Media in the new role of Senior Product Manager. He will oversee integration of analytics and sales within Open Road’s marketing platform, reporting to CMO Rachel Chou. Tsui has worked at McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Barnes & Noble, and Bookish.
CEO of Osprey Group Rebecca Smart will move to Penguin Random House UK at a date to be determined to take over as Managing Director of Ebury. Longtime Ebury leader Fiona MacIntrye has retired after nearly 30 years with the unit.
Highlights announced that Jack Perry has been appointed VP, Print and eBook Sales. He was formerly at Random House, and then ran his own consulting company.
After 4 years building retailer and educational platform provider Copia, Sol Rosenberg has moved to consulting company DDC and may be reached at [email protected].
Daisy Kline will join Penguin Children’s on April 7 as VP, National Accounts for Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She was most recently VP of Marketing & Brand Management at Scholastic Media.
Rosanne Romanello joined HarperCollins Children’s Books as Senior Publicity Manager. She was previously from EVINS, an integrated Marketing and Public Relations firm with a focus on luxury goods and services.
Laura Duane will join Diversion Books as Senior Acquisitions Editor on April 7. She currently holds the same title at Penguin Random House Audio. Hannah Black has joined the company as Marketing Coordinator, moving over from Dorchester Publishing.
At Workman, Margaret Rogalski has been named Publicist, moving over from Gotham Books.
Sasha Tropp has joined The Experiment as Editor. She was previously an Associate Editor at Sterling.
Children’s Book Blogger and Agent Danielle Smith has joined boutique agency Red Fox Literary. She has been at Foreword Literary.
Jenny Heller at Quercus Books UK announced that she has left the company where she was Publishing Director, General Non Fiction and will be the Managing Director of Guinness World Records. Meanwhile she is reachable at [email protected]. Read More