Tag Archives: Frankfurt Book Fair

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2016

PEOPLE Abrams has announced two new imprints. Jess Brallier has been named Vice President, Publisher of Abrams Plus. He previously worked in marketing and as a publisher at Little, Brown, Addison Wesley, and Penguin, and as Publisher and President of the Family Education Network. Jamison Stoltz has been appointed Executive Editor for a soon-to-be-launched imprint…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early October 2016

PEOPLE Brian O’Leary began as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group on October 3, succeeding Mark Kuyper, who left after a year in the job. Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has left her position after five years. The Board of Directors has appointed L. Gordon Crovitz as interim…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

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, 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, Early July 2016

PEOPLE Stephen Twillinger will join Rodale as EVP and CFO in August. He is currently CFO at Dorling Kindersley. Rhea Lyons is now Subsidiary Rights Director. She was previously Senior Literary Scout at Franklin & Siegal Associates. Sara Nelson joined HarperCollins in the new role of VP, Executive Editor and Special Advisor to the Publisher….Continue Reading

BEA 2016 Takeaways

Publishing Trends attended BookExpo America 2016, which was held May 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  I must count myself among the many who were startled by the smaller footprint at BEA. It seemed to be the topic du jour in all my encounters. There are three main factors affecting this: meeting rooms which…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early October 2015

PEOPLE Paul Slavin is now President of Open Road Integrated Media. He was most recently EVP, CEO of Everyday Health. Hannah Gouldstone joined Simon & Schuster as Director of Integrated Marketing, overseeing simonsays and the company’s online learning platform. Previously, she was Founder and CEO at Clever Goats Media. Additionally at Simon & Schuster, Ira…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