Tag Archives: Fran Toolan

Forty Years in the Book Industry

The annual Book Industry Study Group (BISG) meeting took place on September 30th – coincidentally on the eve of its new Executive Director Brian O’Leary’s first day in his new job, October 3rd.  Almost one hundred members and industry participants came for the program and to celebrate BISG’s 40th anniversary.  Awards were also given out, the…Continue Reading

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

Bookview, August 2009

PEOPLE ROUNDUP Rodale CEO Steve Murphy is leaving the company and will be replaced by Maria Rodale, who also continues in her role as Chairman of the Board. Don Linn, SVP and Publisher of the Taunton Press, is leaving to launch a digital publishing house, Quartet Press. Linn will have principal responsibility for Quartet Press’…Continue Reading

The ONIX Odyssey

Twelve bucks a title. That’s how much Barnes & Noble has suggested it will charge publishers if they don’t beef up their title information feeds to the nation’s largest bookseller. Over the summer, B&N, having announced its data-streamlining partnership with Bowker, marched 40 of its largest suppliers into its offices and delivered the dreaded ultimatum:…Continue Reading