Tag Archives: Bonnier

People Roundup, June 2014

PEOPLE The news of Perseus’s sale surprised publishers, but the response both inside the company and from industry observers seems generally upbeat.  No personnel announcements have been made but the sales and distribution staff will become employees of Ingram while all the publishing people report to Hachette. The deal is scheduled to close July 31st. Hachette has…Continue Reading

People Roundup, March 2014

PEOPLE Tara Catogge has been named Vice President, Sales Director at Quarto Publishing Group USA (previously Quayside); she was previously Senior Vice President, Marketing and Inventory at Readerlink. Shimul Tolia has been named President of Bonnier Publishing‘s newly created New York office. She was Editorial Director, Sandy Creek at Sterling Publishing. David Boyle, SVP, Consumer Insight for HarperCollins is moving to the BBC Worldwide Brands team as EVP of Insight. Patsy…Continue Reading

Little Engines That Could: Children’s Publishers in Europe’s Smaller Markets

In anticipation of the Bologna International Book Fair, there’s no shortage of buzz about the fast-emerging kids’ markets in Asia, Latin America, and the Arab world, along with curiosity about how the traditional powerhouses of France, Spain, and Germany are faring. Falling somewhere in between, the smaller European territories are feeling the benefit of Asian…Continue Reading

Thinking Outside of the Sandbox: Digital Kids Conference at the 2013 Toy Fair

While the name certainly implies a technological slant, the Digital Kids Conference at the 2013 Toy Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday was not all app-talk and virtual worlds. In fact, a theme emerged as quite the opposite: many new products in the toy market are combining digital with some physical product. Just as Skylanders was…Continue Reading

People Roundup, August 2011

PEOPLE Carrie Kania, Publisher of Harper Perennial, Harper Paperbacks, and It Books, will be leaving HarperCollins at the end of August to become an agent in London with Conville & Walsh. (See Promotions and Internal Changes.) Meanwhile, Leah Wasielewski announced that Katie O’Callaghan has joined the Harper imprint as Associate Director, Marketing. She was at…Continue Reading

Desperately Seeking Sales

PT Examines the Non-Traditional Publishing Spectrum; Major Houses Ramp Up Custom Forget public service announcements: The American Heart Association wants you to know that Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s first boyfriend had Wildberry Skittles breath. As part of their effort to get women “to band together to wipe out heart disease” the AHA and national sponsor Macy’s commissioned…Continue Reading

Bookview, September 2006

PEOPLE The Book Industry Study Group has a new Executive Director in the person of Michael Healy, Editorial Director of Nielsen Book Services. He will be the keynote speaker at BISG’s September 8 annual meeting and may be reached at [email protected] BISG’s previous Director, Jeff Abraham, left at the beginning of the year to become…Continue Reading

Summer Books Sail: Burly Killers, Peppermints, & Wannabe Nuns

In its first two weeks in print, He Who Blinks is Afraid of Death (Aschehoug) sold 4,000 copies in Denmark, a huge number for a debut novel. An autobiographical narrative set in the 1960s, the novel tracks the odd life of a young boy whose German mother is schizophrenic. His Danish father, an insurance agent,…Continue Reading

Domestic Issues Abroad

Not So Foreign Family Problems Fill the Lists The bright blue and red cover of YOU’RE JOKING, MONSIEUR TANNER (l’Olivier), French author Jean-Paul Dubois‘ most recent bestseller, shows a man on hands and knees who’s painted himself into a corner. This is Paul Tanner, a wildlife documentary filmmaker who suddenly inherits the grand family manse,…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2004: Surviving the Spin Cycle

The conventional press rarely covers them, but these days the action is with the literary agencies more than publishers. And oh, the changes we’ll see. Small shops will partner up in all kinds of unexpected combinations, creating a whole new landscape of mid-sized agencies. More British shops will follow the lead of PFD in planting…Continue Reading