Tag Archives: Children’s Book Council

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2017

PEOPLE Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Jack Lynch as President and CEO. L. Gordon Crovitz will continue as interim CEO while Lynch wraps up his work as CEO of Renaissance Learning and relocates to Boston. Cal Morgan has returned to publishing as VP, Executive Editor of Riverhead. He was previously Editorial Director for Harper Paperback…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early December 2016

PEOPLE Gail Brussel has joined Penguin Press as Publicity Manager; she most recently ran her own PR company, Gail Brussel Book Publicity. Kelly Joseph is joining McClelland & Stewart on December 5 in the newly-created role of Publishing Manager. She spent the last eight years at House of Anansi Press, serving most recently as Managing…Continue Reading

Spotlight on Conferences

If it seems like there is a new conference every month, there’s a fairly simple explanation: Conferences provide revenue streams at a time when many legacy businesses are struggling for growth. Nielsen is looking for ways to promote and monetize its data collection; Publishers Weekly is reaching new audiences in its partnership with NYU; and…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Late July 2016

PEOPLE Current company President, Sara Domville will leave F + W, where she worked for seventeen years. Betsy Groban left Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she worked as Senior VP and Publisher of children’s books. Deb Brody, the current Executive Editor at William Morrow/HarperCollins, will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Editorial Director (lifestyle and culinary) on July 18. Also, Cheryl…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2015

PEOPLE The NY Post reports that Scott Schulman is leaving his position as President of Rodale after two years. President and CEO Maria Rodale will be taking “a more active role” going forward. In children’s publishing, Jevon Bolden joined Scholastic as Senior Editor, Tangarine Press and Scholastic Book Fairs. She was previously Senior Acquisitions Editor…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2015

PEOPLE Lorena Jones rejoined Ten Speed Press as VP, Publisher of an unnamed imprint for cooking and lifestyle books. Most recently, she was Publishing Director, Food, Drink, and Lifestyle and was Publisher of Ten Speed Press before that. She will also service as Editor-at-Large for Crown’s illustrated publishing program. Additionally, Liz Esman joined Crown/Broadway/Hogarth/Tim Duggan…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-August 2015

PEOPLE Kathleen Schmidt has been named VP, Director of Marketing and Publicity at Perseus imprint Running Press at the publisher’s Philadelphia office.  Schmidt joined the company in 2013 as publicity director for Weinstein Books. Margaret Milnes has left her position at Running Press, where she was Senior Director, Brand Management, to relaunch her licensing and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2010

Jon Yaged has been named President of Macmillan Children’s. He had been COO at HouseParty.com since March 2010 and was previously VP and Publisher for Disney Book Group. Nina Hoffman, President of National Geographic Books, will leave at the end of the year. Editor-in-Chief  and Books COO Hector Sierra will report to Declan Moore, who…Continue Reading