Tag Archives: Broadway Books

People Round-Up, Early July 2017

PEOPLE Annie Callanan will take over as CEO of Taylor & Francis, succeeding Roger Horton. She was most recently CEO of the healthcare company Quantros. Benjamin Steinberg is joining Dey Street Books in the new position of Associate Publisher. He was previously Director of Partnerships and Imprint Consumer Marketing for Knopf Doubleday. Also at HarperCollins, Christopher Goff is retiring…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-July 2015

PEOPLE Ronald D. Boire was named as the CEO, Retail Business of Barnes & Noble, effective in September. He is succeeding Michael Huseby, who will become Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education. Boire is currently President and CEO of Sears Canada. Ken Brooks joined Macmillan Higher Education as COO. He was SVP, Global Supply…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 Roundup, Mid-May 2014

PEOPLE As the industry readies for the annual BookExpo, there are lots of changes in publishers’ lineups: Tim Duggan, who has been VP, Executive Editor at HarperCollins, will join Crown on June 9 as VP, Publisher of Tim Duggan Books. Under his new imprint, he will publish eight to ten books per year, evenly split between non-fiction…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2014

PEOPLE Larry Kirshbaum will join the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a Senior Agent starting February 24, the WSJ reported. Scott Waxman says, “He’ll be an independent agent building his own list like every agent does.” Kirshbaum was an agent for his own firm, LJK Literary Management, between 2005 and mid-2011 before becoming President of Amazon Publishing. (His former colleagues at that agency reconstituted as the Einstein Thompson Agency when Kirshbaum left.)…Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2013

PEOPLE Nancy Mercado will Scholastic as Editorial Director, effective October 14, after serving as Executive Editor at Roaring Book Press. Also at Scholastic, Alexis Lunsford has been named National Accounts Manager, B&N/Nook. She was most recently Account Manager for B&N at Penguin Young Readers Group. Michael Barrett has been named Senior Publicist, Corporate Communications; he was previously a Publicist at Discovery. Nook Media has…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-June 2013

PEOPLE The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ira Silverberg, Director of Literature programs, will leave the agency and return to New York City. Silverberg’s departure is effective July 11, 2013. Amy Stolls, Literature Program Officer, will be the Acting Director of Literature until a new director is in place. Silverberg joined the NEA in…Continue Reading

People Roundup, July 2012

PEOPLE Dan Farley, former President and Publisher of Macmillan Children’s, and subsequently EVP Business Development at SwoopThat, announced that the company and its newly launched HubEd, have been acquired by Rafter.com.  As a result, it will move to the Bay Area and, says Farley, “I will not be going forward with the new venture.” He…Continue Reading

September 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE So much for the dog days of August. . . . Jim King, SVP and General Manager at Nielsen BookScan, has left the company to become a consultant to the industry. He may be reached at jim.king.j [at] gmail dot com. Simon & Schuster Publisher Jon Karp has announced several more changes over the…Continue Reading

People Roundup, May 2010

Crown Publishing Group President and Publisher Maya Mavjee announces big changes: Diane Salvatore, VP, Publisher of Broadway Books; Senior Editor Lorraine Glennon; and VP, Executive Director, Publicity Katie Wainright are leaving the company. Shaye Areheart steps down as Publisher of her eponymous imprint, Shaye Areheart Books (which will be discontinued), but will stay on as…Continue Reading