Tag Archives: Free Press

People Roundup, August 2013

PEOPLE Hachette Book Group US President and CEO Ken Michaels is leaving to join Macmillan Science and Education in the new role of Global Chief Operating Officer at the end of August, reporting to CEO Annette Thomas. He will be based out of New York and London.  He will remain Chair of BISG for his full…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-April 2013

PEOPLE Random House has announced a multi-faceted book deal with Dave Zinczenko, formerly EVP, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health and General Manager of the Healthy Living Group and Rodale Books at Rodale, which includes a 3-book publishing deal with Ballantine, an imprint Zinc Ink within the Random House Publishing Group and a distribution deal for branded…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2013

PEOPLE Mary Ann Naples has been named the new Publisher of Rodale Books.  She was Chief Business Development Officer at Zola and previously VP Talent, Head of Curator Team at Open Sky. Eric Price has been appointed Director of Sales, Marketing, and Publicity for Quercus‘ new US operation.  He was most recently at Grove Atlantic. David Boyle joins HarperCollins in the newly created role of SVP,…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-January 2013

PEOPLE Andrew Weber was  named Global Trade Chief Operating Officer at Macmillan. He was most recently at Bonobos.com and had been at Random House as VP Ops and Technology. He is taking on many of the duties of Brian Napack, who stepped down as President of Macmillan in December 2011 (and then joined Providence Equity Partners).  Weber reports to John Sargent.  Egmont USA has hired Literary Agent Andrea…Continue Reading

People Roundup, November 2012

PEOPLE Sandy disrupted our office (and schedule), so here’s an update on the last few weeks’ news: It has been announced that Steve Perrine, Publisher of Books, is leaving Rodale. Also as part of the announcement, it has been said that he and David Zinczenko, SVP and Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health and General Manager of Rodale’s Healthy Living Group, are…Continue Reading

People Roundup, September 2012

PEOPLE Despite it being a huge vacation month for publishers (and the rest of the northern hemisphere), there were moves all over the industry: Jennifer Hart announced that Kathryn Gordon is joining William Morrow’s marketing department as Director of Brand Development. Gordon was  most recently as the founder of The Book Hook, a branding firm…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

People Roundup, Mid-June 2012

PEOPLE Stefan von Holtzbrinck has announced a reorganization of the Georg von Holtzbrinck organization, effective July 2.  The group will now be composed of three divisions: Global Trade, Global Science and Education, and Holtzbrinck Media.  The global trade division, managed by current Macmillan US CEO John Sargent, will consist of all the consumer book publishing operations…Continue Reading

People Roundup, March 2012

PEOPLE Open Road announced that Tina Pohlman, Vice President, Publisher, Three Rivers Press and Broadway Paperbacks/Crown Publishing, will be its new Publisher, starting on March 5.  Market Partners International conducted the search. Earlier, Open Road announced that former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Bantam Dell Nita Taublib will be a Strategic Advisor for Romance. And, former Holt Editor-in-Chief Marjorie Braman is joining Open…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2012

PEOPLE The Weinstein Company and The Perseus Books Group announced a new publishing duo to lead their Weinstein Books co-publishing venture — Georgina Levitt as Publishing Director and Amanda Murray.  Levitt was previously Associate Publisher of Vanguard Press and Murray was mostly recently Senior Editor at S&S. HarperCollins announced that Angela Tribelli has been appointed…Continue Reading