Tag Archives: Abrams

People Round-Up, Early May 2016

PEOPLE Leslie Gelbman joined St. Martin’s Press as Executive Editor-at-Large. She was previously President at Berkley. This move comes shortly after Nora Roberts, whom Gelbman edits, signed with SMP. David Hirshey will leave his position as Publisher at HarperCollins in mid-June after 18 years with the company. Micki Nuding retired as Senior Editor at Gallery…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early April 2016

PEOPLE Adriana Rizzo joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as VP, Marketing. She was previously Senior Director of Marketing for ESPN. Alexandra Primiani joined the company as Publicist. She was formerly Publicity Assistant at Riverhead. Natalie Chapman, Culinary VP and Publisher, is leaving the company and may be reached at [email protected] SVP of Digital Markets Sanj Kharbanda…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-March 2016

PEOPLE Andrew Smith is now SVP, Children’s Publisher at Abrams. He was most recently SVP, Deputy Publisher at Hachette’s Children. Abrams Publisher Susan Van Metre will transition to VP, Editor-in-Chief, Children’s Books and Editorial Director of Amulet, reporting to Smith. Annette Thomas will leave her position as Chief Science Officer and Board Member at Springer…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2016

PEOPLE F+W hired Tom Beusse as CEO. Beusse was formerly Founder and President of the USA Today Sports Media Group. Margaret Milnes is now Marketing Director at Globe Pequot Press. She was most recently Senior Director, Brand Management at Running Press. Cindy Ratzlaff has joined Simon & Schuster imprint North Star Way as Director of…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2016

PEOPLE Suzanne O’Neill will become VP, Executive Editor at Grand Central at the beginning of February. She was previously VP, Executive Editor at Crown. Jane Manning Hyatt joined Chronicle Books as Executive Director of Sales. She was previously VP, Higher Education at Teachscape. Laura Dew is now Creative Director at Quarto Publishing Group USA. At…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2015

PEOPLE Ellen Archer was named President of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing, taking over for Gary Gentel, who is retiring in 2016. Archer was most recently President and Publisher at Hyperion. Ben Greenberg will join Random House as Executive Editor in 2016. He was Executive Editor at Grand Central. William Wood joined Barnes & Noble…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early November 2015

PEOPLE Libby McGuire will step down as EVP and Publisher at Ballantine Bantam Dell at the end of 2015. She can be reached at [email protected]’s Note: Update added to the original post on 11/6. Millicent Bennet is now Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing. She was previously Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster. Editor’s Note: Update added to the original post on 11/6. Craig Young…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2015

PEOPLE The NY Post reports that Scott Schulman is leaving his position as President of Rodale after two years. President and CEO Maria Rodale will be taking “a more active role” going forward. In children’s publishing, Jevon Bolden joined Scholastic as Senior Editor, Tangarine Press and Scholastic Book Fairs. She was previously Senior Acquisitions Editor…Continue Reading

The 2015 Book Distributors Profiles

Publishing Trends has assembled an updated version of our annual book distribution chart. This year’s list includes 25 companies total, with the addition of Cardinal Publishers Group.  Of the 25, 14 are publishers with a distribution arm and 11 are distribution-only companies.  The trend of including digital distribution continues with 23 of the companies now offering digital services, up from…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2015

PEOPLE Lorena Jones rejoined Ten Speed Press as VP, Publisher of an unnamed imprint for cooking and lifestyle books. Most recently, she was Publishing Director, Food, Drink, and Lifestyle and was Publisher of Ten Speed Press before that. She will also service as Editor-at-Large for Crown’s illustrated publishing program. Additionally, Liz Esman joined Crown/Broadway/Hogarth/Tim Duggan…Continue Reading