Tag Archives: Grand Central Publishing

People Round-Up, Early September 2014

PEOPLE Martha Otis will join Verso Advertising as President on October 1st when the previous President and Owner Denise Berthiaume will give up day-to-day responsibilities to become Chairman and Owner.  Otis was previously SVP, Advertising at Hachette Book Group. Rick Wolff has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Senior Executive Editor.  He will be starting his…Continue Reading

People Round-Up Late July, 2014

PEOPLE Workman Publishing Company announced that Dan Reynolds has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He will relocate to New York full-time on October 1, 2014.  Carolan Workman continues in the role of Executive Chair of the Board and President, and Katie Workman is named VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development. As CEO and president…Continue Reading

People Roundup, April 2014

PEOPLE Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Keith Fox as its new CEO.  Fox was previously President of McGraw Hill Construction Division, President of BusinessWeek, and McGraw Hill Professional; he will work out of the New York offices.  Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as Commissioning Editor, Art, working primarily out of the London offices. Previously, she was Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson London….Continue Reading

To the Rescue: An Interview with the League of Assistant Editors

This article was originally published on our sister site for young book professionals, Publishing Trendsetter. By Samantha Howard There is a dearth of publishing blogs for young people, but one of the most spirited and celebratory accounts of ambitious young publishers comes from The League of Assistant Editors, a group dedicated to connecting young agents and young editors…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, 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, 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, February 2011

PEOPLE As widely reported over the last month, while BN.com staffs up, layoffs continue at both Barnes & Noble and Borders. About 40 people were let go from Barnes & Noble recently, including Bob Wietrak, Lee Stern, Marcella Smith, Mo Stewart, and buyers Dan Mayer, Dave Hathaway, and Kim Corradini. At Borders, just after New…Continue Reading

August 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE Random House SVP and Editor-in-Chief Susan Kamil has been given the additional position of Publisher of the Random House and Dial Press imprints. Tom Perry, EVP, Deputy Publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, will join her at the Random House imprint and will also become Publisher of the Modern Library. Theresa Zoro has…Continue Reading

Jacket Copy Sells Books, So Make It Good.

Would you rather read a “splendid, funny, lyrical book about family, truth, memory, and the resilience of love” or a “powerful novel” about “the strength of love and loss, the searing ramifications of war, and the mysterious, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain us”? A “poignant celebration of the potency of familial love” or…Continue Reading