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People Round-Up, Early December 2016

PEOPLE Gail Brussel has joined Penguin Press as Publicity Manager; she most recently ran her own PR company, Gail Brussel Book Publicity. Kelly Joseph is joining McClelland & Stewart on December 5 in the newly-created role of Publishing Manager. She spent the last eight years at House of Anansi Press, serving most recently as Managing…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early November 2016

PEOPLE Walter Weintz has joined Guinness World Records as VP, Publishing Sales, Americas. He previously worked as Chief Sales Officer at Workman. David Young, former CEO of Orion and Hachette Book Group USA, will become Chairman of Canongate Books in January. He is taking over from Christopher Bland, who is retiring. Sienna Farris is joining…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2016

PEOPLE Abrams has announced two new imprints. Jess Brallier has been named Vice President, Publisher of Abrams Plus. He previously worked in marketing and as a publisher at Little, Brown, Addison Wesley, and Penguin, and as Publisher and President of the Family Education Network. Jamison Stoltz has been appointed Executive Editor for a soon-to-be-launched imprint…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early October 2016

PEOPLE Brian O’Leary began as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group on October 3, succeeding Mark Kuyper, who left after a year in the job. Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has left her position after five years. The Board of Directors has appointed L. Gordon Crovitz as interim…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2016

PEOPLE As reported earlier, Ronald Boire is leaving his position as CEO of Barnes & Noble. Owner and founder Len Riggio will re-assume CEO functions until a successor is named. At Bloomsbury US, Cindy Loh has been promoted to the newly-created role of VP and Publishing Director of Consumer Publishing. Dr. Adam Black will join…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early January 2016

PEOPLE Kara Welsh will join Ballantine Bantam Dell as EVP, Publisher in mid-January. She was previously SVP, Publisher at Berkley Publishing Group. Mark Tavani will become VP, Executive Editor at Putnam in February. He was previously Editorial Director, Fiction at Ballantine. Tara Parsons joined Touchstone as Editor-in-Chief. She was previously Editorial Director of fiction 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 December 2015

PEOPLE Don Weisberg is now President at Macmillan, reporting to John Sargent and responsible for the management of Macmillan’s US trade publishing houses, the audio and podcast businesses, and the trade sales organization. He was President of Penguin Young Readers Group. Succeeding him as President is Jen Loja, previously SVP, Associate Publisher of PYRG. Dan…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-November 2015

PEOPLE Miriam Parker joined HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint as Associate Publisher. She was previously Marketing Director at Little, Brown. Additionally at HarperCollins, Harper Paperback and Perennial Editorial Director Cal Morgan will leave his position at the end of this week after 16 years, and will be taking some time off. As posted earlier, Libby McGuire will step…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