Tag Archives: Basic Books

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2015

PEOPLE Gail Gonzales is joining Rodale on June 15th as VP, Associate Publisher in the Trade Books division, replacing Kristin Kiser. Gonzales has been at Simon & Schuster as Director of Integrated Marketing. Harper Children’s President and Publisher Susan Katz is retiring after 30 years with the company.  Suzanne Murphy has been hired as her successor.  She…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Late April 2015

Editor’s Note: Looking for an office in Manhattan? Market Partners International currently has a space available in its office near Grand Central Terminal. For more information, please email [email protected] PEOPLE Allison Devlin will join Time Inc. Books on May 4th as Associate Publisher.  She was most recently Marketing Director and Acting Publisher at Running Press. Susan Weinberg will serve as Acting Publisher of Running Press on…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2015

PEOPLE Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as Editorial Director.  She was most recently US Publisher at Kyle Books and previously, Executive Editor at DK. Robert Riger is leaving his position as VP & Director, Pimsleur Foreign Language Programs at Simon & Schuster Audio in mid-March.  Previously, he held positions at Barnes and Noble, Penguin, and Sparknotes and was a co-founder of Market Partners…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early January 2015

PEOPLE Geoff Shandler joined William Morrow as VP, Editorial Director at its new unnamed imprint, handling the nonfiction side of the list, which will also feature literary fiction.  He was most recently Editorial Director of Adult Trade at Little, Brown. Bob Spizer is leaving his position as Group Director of Domestic Rights at HarperCollins at…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2014

PEOPLE The following update about Perseus Book Group was added to the original post on 10/17/14. Perseus Book Group announced a number of changes in order to unify its publishing imprints and distribution. Susan Weinberg is promoted to Senior VP, Group Publisher and all imprint heads will report to her. Sabrina McCarthy moves from her position as President of…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-December 2013

PEOPLE Doug Whiteman, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Penguin, will be leaving the company, effective January 3, to accept the position of Chief Administrative Officer of Acelero Learning, Inc., an early childhood education company which works to improve the delivery of Head Start services at the local level. In addition, Dick Heffernan will retire at the end of the year…Continue Reading

People Roundup, November 2013

PEOPLE Scribner President Susan Moldow announced that Stacy Creamer, VP and Publisher of Touchstone, will be leaving the company and that Moldow would serve as Interim Publisher. Yale University Press announced that it has appointed Benjamin Schwarz as Consulting Editor, based in LA, where he will acquire books in the areas of history, biography, and…Continue Reading

AAP Annual Meeting: Fighting for Common Ground

At the annual Association of American Publishers meeting in New York on February 28, the topic was “Innovative Solutions for Historic Challenges,” and those ranged from education to the current congressional impasse, to copyright.  Education critic and NYU professor Diane Ravitch was on hand to address the first, Senator Olympia Snowe discussed the second, and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-October 2012

PEOPLE Chris Lloreda, VP, Associate Publisher of Atria Books, is retiring at the end of this year, though she will continue to work on projects through February. Following the announcement of a distribution deal with Random House Publisher Services, for the launch of Quercus U.S., Publishing Director Richard Green tells Publishing Trends “we will be…Continue Reading