Tag Archives: ALA Midwinter Meeting

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

People Roundup, Mid-September 2013

PEOPLE Former Farrar, Straus Executive Editor Courtney Hodell will take over as Director of the Whiting Writers’ Awards as of November 1. Hodell succeeds Barbara Bristol, who has run the awards for sixteen years.   Daniel Reid will become the Whiting Foundation’s new Executive Director, taking over from Kellye Rosenheim. Reid is currently Director of Strategic Planning at the CUNY Institute…Continue Reading

People Roundup, January 2013

PEOPLE Charlie Conrad will be joining Gotham Books as Executive Editor; he was previously Vice President and Executive Editor at Crown Trade, a division of Random House. Allison Devlin has been appointed VP Marketing Director at Running Press, replacing Craig Herman. She has been Marketing Director at Crown, overseeing the Potter Craft, Watson Guptill and Martha…Continue Reading