Tag Archives: Judith Curr

People Roundup, Mid-February 2013

PEOPLE The big news of the last few weeks is the ascension of Reagan Arthur, current Editorial Director of her eponymous Little, Brown imprint to SVP Publisher in April when Michael Pietsch moves up to CEO of Hachette Book Group USA. Arthur will also join the company’s management board. Atria announced that Dawn Davis will join the…Continue Reading

September 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE So much for the dog days of August. . . . Jim King, SVP and General Manager at Nielsen BookScan, has left the company to become a consultant to the industry. He may be reached at jim.king.j [at] gmail dot com. Simon & Schuster Publisher Jon Karp has announced several more changes over the…Continue Reading

BEA, Day One

We made it through the first full day of BEA in one piece. Here are our notes. Were there, as we reported last month, cost-cutting strategies in effect? Looks like it, yup. Random House‘s booth is tiny, with no galleys, no tote bags, and hardly any catalogs. Most of the other large publishers’ spaces are intact, with plush…Continue Reading

Book View, October 2008

PEOPLE Little, Brown editor Reagan Arthur has received her own imprint, Reagan Arthur Books. Arthur’s title will be VP, Editorial Director, and she will continue to report to Geoff Shandler. The imprint’s first books will be published in Fall 2009. Nancy Hancock has joined HarperOne as Executive Editor, reporting directly to Mickey Maudlin. Hancock was…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

Bookview, February 2006

PEOPLE Another busy month of musical chairs, Geoff Kloske has been named VP Publisher of Riverhead, replacing Julie Grau and Cindy Spiegel, who moved to Doubleday in November. Kloske was VP, Executive Editor of the Adult Trade Group at S&S. Linda Kennedy has resigned as President of Globe Pequot Press “to pursue other interests,” according…Continue Reading

Book View, May 2004

People April is the cruelest month for some; but for others, it’s been a banner one. And for the industry as a whole, there’s been a whirlwind of activity, with enough moves, consolidations, entries and exits to rival a Feydeau or Frayn farce. Sara Nelson, Glamour’s Senior Contributing Editor, Books, and columnist for The New…Continue Reading

Bookview, April 2004

PEOPLE Neil Ortenberg, EVP of the Avalon Publishing Group and Publisher of Thunders Mouth/Nation Books has resigned. He may be reached at (917) 620-4435. Becky Saletan is joining Harcourt as Editor in Chief in June. She was Editorial Director of North Point Press. Tina Pohlmann is also joining as Senior Editor, Harvest. She was Senior…Continue Reading

The Writing on China’s Great Wall

The free market’s last great territorial conquest, China remains a daunting and volatile arena for many book publishers in the West. This month Toby Eady, of the eponymous London-based literary agency, looks back on some of his Asian adventures and shares a few words of wisdom for those seeking Chinese fortunes. When I first visited…Continue Reading

Book View, July 2001

PEOPLE There’s much happening at 375 Hudson Street: Danny Gurr has resigned as CEO of DK’s US operations, as a result of the following organizational changes effective immediately: The US editorial department will report primarily to DK UK Publisher Christopher Davis. Sales and Marketing will report through Dick Heffernan, President, Director of Sales, Adult Hardcover…Continue Reading