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People Roundup, March 2013

PEOPLE Charlie Winton, Chairman, CEO and Publisher of Counterpoint, announced today that he will step down as Publisher of the company. Rolph Blythe has been named Publisher of Counterpoint/Soft Skull and will begin at the Counterpoint offices in Berkeley on May 1, 2013. Winton will remain Chairman and CEO, and will also continue to acquire…Continue Reading

International Bestsellers: Get Ready for the Messe

In some ways Frankfurt is a lot like Disneyland. Both are associated with lots of hype, lots of people and the belief that on going there all your dreams may very well come true. Perpetuating these hopes for the book crowd are “fair-y” tales like the story of Saša Stanišić, nominee for the 2006 German…Continue Reading

Book View, September 2007

PEOPLE HarperCollins UK has announced that David Roth-Ey, formerly VP and Editorial Director of Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks in the US, has moved to the UK office as the new Director of Audio and E-books. Cal Morgan, VP and Executive Editor at Harper, has been appointed VP, Editorial Director of Harper Perennial and Harper…Continue Reading

International Bestsellers: Translation Salvation

Sylvia Plath, Puberty, & A Slowly Setting Midnight Sun Everyone knows translation is a losing business. Financial success is anomalous in a market where breaking even is a boon and selling 3,000 copies can be cause for celebration. “It costs around $25,000 to publish a book. For a work in translation that figure is closer…Continue Reading

Get Out the Vote

German Media Guru Kicks Off Literacy Campaign With a Little Help From Friends With many of our overseas contacts on summer holiday, we thought we’d bring you a special report from Germany, where the Oprah-esque German media guru Elke Heidenreich is pulling out all the stops in her latest and most far-reaching attempt to get…Continue Reading

Book View, September 2002

PEOPLE After 15 years at Reader’s Digest, most recently as VP Global Director, Global Books & Home Entertainment, Alfredo Santana will be leaving the company. He may be reached via email at [email protected] or at (212) 781-0632. Santana tells PT that he will attend Frankfurt this year, his eighteenth. Gerry Helferich, who recently left Wiley,…Continue Reading

Book View, November 2001

PEOPLE Layoffs are the order of the day, though mergers, not the economy, seem to be the main reason. DK has laid off about 25 people, with more to come. Meanwhile, the move down to Hudson Street has been postponed, apparently as a cost-savings measure. No word yet on Phyllis Grann’s plans, though Random House…Continue Reading