Tag Archives: Henry Holt

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

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2014

The 2014 general US publishing industry contact sheet is our most popular annual feature, listing publishers large and small, accounts, trade associations, and more. Taking into account offices that have moved and new acquisitions, we are proud to offer our most comprehensive updated version as a free PDF. Click the image below to download the Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2014

PEOPLE Larry Kirshbaum will join the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a Senior Agent starting February 24, the WSJ reported. Scott Waxman says, “He’ll be an independent agent building his own list like every agent does.” Kirshbaum was an agent for his own firm, LJK Literary Management, between 2005 and mid-2011 before becoming President of Amazon Publishing. (His former colleagues at that agency reconstituted as the Einstein Thompson Agency when Kirshbaum left.)…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-December 2013

PEOPLE Doug Whiteman, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Penguin, will be leaving the company, effective January 3, to accept the position of Chief Administrative Officer of Acelero Learning, Inc., an early childhood education company which works to improve the delivery of Head Start services at the local level. In addition, Dick Heffernan will retire at the end of the year…Continue Reading

People Roundup, September 2013

PEOPLE A recap of job announcements from the last month: The board of trustees of the National Geographic Society announced that Gary E. Knell has been selected to succeed John M. Fahey as President and Chief Executive Officer later this year. Knell is currently President and CEO of National Public Radio. Fahey will continue to serve as NGS’s Chairman of the Board. Bob…Continue Reading

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2013

For more than 15 years, Publishing Trends has published a range of annually updated contact sheets, focusing on everything from Freelance Publicity and Scouting, to more recent additions, like the App Developer Roundup. However, none of our contact sheets is as popular as our general US publishing industry contact sheet, which features publishers large and small, accounts, trade…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-September 2012

PEOPLE Random House has announced that Barbara Marcus will replace Chip Gibson as President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books. Marcus spent 22 years as President of children’s book publishing and distribution for Scholastic, and most recently was an advisor for Open Road Media. Janet Goldstein has been named SVP, Editorial Director, Adult Books at National…Continue Reading

Authors in the Biz

Conventional wisdom would suggest that authors who work in publishing would be the most critical as their insider knowledge allows them to judge the editing, selling and marketing capabilities of the house releasing their book. But in fact, what we discovered when we interviewed a number of people, is that these authors are among the…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-April 2012

PEOPLE Chris Barba will retire as executive VP, sales for Hachette Books Group after 33 years  with the company. Meanwhile, Evan Schnittman, newly named EVP, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, officially starts on May 7. Stephen Morrison has left Penguin to become VP Publisher of Picador, succeeding Frances Coady.  He reports to Jonathan Galassi and Stephen Rubin. Meanwhile, Patrick Nolan has been promoted to VP, Editor-in-chief and Associate Publisher at Penguin Books, reporting to Kathryn Court. He…Continue Reading

People Roundup, November 2011

PEOPLE Ira Silverberg has been named Literature Director at the National Endowment for the Arts. He was most recently an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic. Angus Killick will be joining Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as VP and Associate Publisher, reporting to Jon Yaged, President of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (MCPG). In this newly-created position, Killick…Continue Reading