Tag Archives: Basic Books

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, Mid-August 2016

PEOPLE Mark Kuyper is leaving his position as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, where he had served for a year. Previously he was President/CEO at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.  At HarperCollins, VP and Executive Editor Hugh Van Dusen is to retire on August 30. Lisa Erickson returned to the Crown Publishing…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-June 2016

PEOPLE DK CEO John Duhigg will resign from his position at the end of June. Ian Hudson has been named his successor, and will relinquish his current positions as Penguin Random House International CEO and Penguin Random House UK Deputy CEO. Meghan Deans is now Marketing Director at Ecco. She was Director of Social Media…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2016

PEOPLE Steve Wasserman will join Heyday Books as Publisher and Executive Director in July, succeeding Founder Malcolm Margolin, who retired at the end of 2015. Wasserman was previously Yale University Press Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor. Heydey’s Editorial Director Gayle Wattawa will be Interim Publisher and Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing….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, Early August 2015

PEOPLE Elisabeth Watson will join Aram Fox as Scout at the end of August. She is currently Subsidiary Rights Associate at Scribner/Touchstone. Update added to original post on 8/6/15. Jennifer M. Brown joined Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers as VP, Publisher. She was Children’s Editor at Shelf Awareness. Karin Snelson, who was previously a Freelance Contributor to the…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-June 2015

Looking for an office in Manhattan? Market Partners International currently has a space available in its office near Grand Central Terminal. Total available space is approximately 350 sq. feet, plus access to a conference room.  For more information, please [email protected] PEOPLE Harold Augenbraum will step down from his position as Executive Director of the National Book Foundation…Continue Reading

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 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