Tag Archives: Hilsinger-Mendelson

Publicists Contact Sheet 2015

Once again,  Publishing Trends has assembled a contact sheet of freelance publicists. We’ve added some names, and retired some, but the list continues to expand as the need for publicity services grows. Many firms utilize both traditional and digital approaches to book publicity, and again we have three digital-only firms. To download a PDF of this…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

Freelance Publicists Contact Sheet 2013

This year’s edition of Publishing Trends’ annually updated contact sheet of freelance book publicists includes 56 firms and individuals specializing in a wide range of genres and approaches. We’ve added 13 new companies (Buxus PR, Franklin Public Relations, The Hendra Agency, JSA Kids Marketing, Lorna Garano, McCartin / Daniels PR, Rare Bird Lit, VM / PR, Richards Public Relations, Sarah Russo Public Relations, Whitney Peeling Public Relations,…Continue Reading

Freelance Publicists Contact Sheet 2012

Publishing Trends’ annually updated contact sheet of freelance book publicists includes 49 firms and individuals specializing in a wide range of genres and approaches. The majority of the publicists listed use both traditional and digital approaches, plus we’ve included eight digital-only publicists who specialize in various aspects of online and social marketing and publicity. Each firm…Continue Reading

People Roundup, March 2011

PEOPLE Richard Rhorer has been named Associate Publisher of Simon & Schuster, reporting to Jonathan Karp. Previously he was Director of Digital Business Development at Macmillan. . . . Sally Kim joined Touchstone on March 7 as Editorial Director, reporting to VP, Publisher Stacy Creamer. Kim was Executive Editor of the Harper imprint at HarperCollins….Continue Reading

Bookview, August 2007

PEOPLE Following the recent news of Houghton Mifflin‘s planned acquisition of Harcourt, Gary Gentel has been appointed Interim President of the Trade and Reference Division, effective immediately. HM Chairman, President and CEO Tony Lucki told employees that “Gary will lead the division’s strategic direction with the support of the Trade and Reference management team, who…Continue Reading

Bookview, June 2006

PEOPLE Libby Jordan, SVP Associate Publisher, Collins will be leaving the company at the end of June. She may be reached at [email protected] or 917.855.8377. Meanwhile, Marion Maneker announced that the Collins Business imprint has hired Ethan Friedman, from St. Martin’s, as an Editor, and Genoveva Llosa as an Associate Editor. She was at Crown…Continue Reading

Target Marketers

It may be a surprise to dyed-in-the-wool book publicists, but increasingly in recent years, many of their free-wheeling, generalist peers have been staking out a specific patch of industry turf. Driven by big publishers’ dwindling budgets for outside PR muscle, more and more publicity shops are honing their skills in certain areas—everything from cookbooks to…Continue Reading