Tag Archives: ALA Midwinter Meeting

People Round-Up, Early February 2018

PEOPLE Judith Curr has left her position as President and Publisher of Atria after nineteen years with Simon & Schuster. A search will be conducted for her replacement; in the meantime, Peter Borland and Suzanne Donohue will oversee Atria’s editorial and publishing activities. Amid many changes at F+W since the departure of CEO Tom Beusse…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2018

PEOPLE Jason Rekulak has resigned as Publisher of Quirk Books after 18 years with the company. Brett Cohen, President, will assume the responsibilities of publisher, and the company will conduct a search for a new Editorial Director. Rachel Chou joins Celadon Books as Associate Publisher. Previously, she was General Manager and Chief Content Officer for…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early January 2018

PEOPLE Michelle R. Ferguson has been appointed SVP, Chief Operating Officer at Abrams. Most recently, she was SVP, Workplace Strategies at McGraw-Hill. And Jess Braillier has left his position as VP, Publisher of Abrams Plus. Valentina Rice has joined the newly-formed American arm of Bonnier Zaffre as VP, Sales, Marketing, & Publicity. She was most…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early December 2017

PEOPLE At G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Jennifer Klonsky will assume the position of VP, Publisher on January 2, 2018. She joins from HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she was Editorial Director. At the end of this year, Putnam EVP, Associate Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief Neil Nyren will retire. Milena Alberti, CFO of Penguin Random…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2017

PEOPLE Former U.S. Register of Copyright Maria Pallante has been selected as the next President and CEO of the American Association of Publishers. She will replace Tom Allen, who is retiring. Ben Sevier will join Grand Central Publishing on February 27 as SVP, Publisher, succeeding Jamie Raab. Sevier was previously VP, Publisher at Dutton. Catherine…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2016

PEOPLE Julia A. Reidhead, formerly VP and Publishing Director of the W. W. Norton College department, has succeeded W. Drake McFeely as President. McFeely remains Chairman. And Steven Pace, currently Sales Director at Workman, will join Norton as Director of Trade Sales on January 2. He is replacing VP and Trade Sales Director William F….Continue Reading

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