Tag Archives: Jane Friedman

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2018

PEOPLE Kristin Cochrane will take over as CEO of Random House Canada following the retirement of Brad Martin on June 30. Martin has been CEO since 2007. At Lonely Planet, CEO Daniel Houghton has stepped down. He will become CEO of marketing agency Pyxl. Brant Rumble has joined Hachette Books as Executive Editor. He was…Continue Reading

Social Media for Children’s and Adult Books: Who Posts Where?

Look at some of the top authors on Twitter and you’ll see that the list is pretty evenly divided between authors of books for children and adults.  Paulo Coelho weighs in at 12.2 million, followed by JK Rowling at 11.3 million.  Then a steep fall to Anthony Bourdain (6.1) and John Green (5.33), Stephen King…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early June 2016

PEOPLE At Penguin Random House, Windy Dorrestyn is now Director of Marketing at Ten Speed Press. She was previously Senior Merchandiser at Old Navy. Additionally, Lisa Beech is now Assistant Director of Publicity at WaterBrook & Multnomah. She was Associate Director of Publicity at David C Cook. Rachel Fershleiser will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/21-9/25

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Ebook sales are low, but print is doing very well. A new Pew Study shows that library patrons are divided on…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/19-5/23

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.  What is the greatest obstacle keeping us from being able to resell ebooks? Will YouTube stardom translate to a…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/5-5/9

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.  How will HarperCollins and Harlequin benefit from the merger? To what extent do literary agents help their authors earn more money? Jane Friedman remains optimistic…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

Book View, November 2009

PEOPLE ROUNDUP Steve Rubin, former Doubleday Broadway President and Publisher, who began at Bantam Books in 1984 and was most recently Random House Publisher-at-Large, has been named President and Publisher of Henry Holt, reporting to Macmillan CEO John Sargent. Dan Farley will now focus exclusively on his other job as President and Publisher of the…Continue Reading

Book View, August 2008

PEOPLE Rodale President Karen Rinaldi announced that Colin Dickerman and Pam Krauss have been named VP, Publishing Directors. Dickerman will join effective September 2 and will be responsible for Rodale’s narrative nonfiction list. He was most recently Publisher of Bloomsbury USA. Krauss will join effective August 25 and will oversee the illustrated list, including cookbooks….Continue Reading

Book View, July 2008

PEOPLE HarperCollins announced a new management structure following Jane Friedman’s June 4 resignation and the appointment of Brian Murray as President and CEO HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. Michael Morrison was also promoted to President and Publisher, U.S. General Books and Canada, and Victoria Barnsley has been promoted to CEO and Publisher HCUK and International, overseeing the…Continue Reading