Tag Archives: Larry Kirshbaum

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, November 2013

PEOPLE Scribner President Susan Moldow announced that Stacy Creamer, VP and Publisher of Touchstone, will be leaving the company and that Moldow would serve as Interim Publisher. Yale University Press announced that it has appointed Benjamin Schwarz as Consulting Editor, based in LA, where he will acquire books in the areas of history, biography, and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, January 2013

PEOPLE Charlie Conrad will be joining Gotham Books as Executive Editor; he was previously Vice President and Executive Editor at Crown Trade, a division of Random House. Allison Devlin has been appointed VP Marketing Director at Running Press, replacing Craig Herman. She has been Marketing Director at Crown, overseeing the Potter Craft, Watson Guptill and Martha…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2012

PEOPLE Anthony Ziccardi left his position as Deputy Publisher of Gallery Books, Threshold Editions and Pocket Books. His last day was December 3. Julia Pastore has joined Demos Health as executive editor where she will help grow their list of trade health and self-help titles. She was a Senior Editor at Crown Archetype and Harmony Books….Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2011

PEOPLE Rodale’s Publisher, Karen Rinaldi has left the company following a reorganization.  She may be reached at [email protected] David Zinczenko and Steve Perrine will take over the book group.  Top executives Ken Citron and Gregg Michaelson, along with Senior Director Operations Bill Siebert, will also leave the company. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has hired Michael…Continue Reading

People Roundup, September 2011

PEOPLE Judy Hottensen is resigning as Publisher of Weinstein Books to return to Grove/Atlantic, where she worked from 1992 to 2005.  She will become Associate Publisher, taking over duties from Eric Price (whose departure was announced last month in PT). Elisabeth Schmitz has been promoted to VP, Editorial Director and Deb Seager has been promoted…Continue Reading

People Roundup, August 2011

PEOPLE Carrie Kania, Publisher of Harper Perennial, Harper Paperbacks, and It Books, will be leaving HarperCollins at the end of August to become an agent in London with Conville & Walsh. (See Promotions and Internal Changes.) Meanwhile, Leah Wasielewski announced that Katie O’Callaghan has joined the Harper imprint as Associate Director, Marketing. She was at…Continue Reading

Summer School’s in Session: Our Annual Roundup of Pre-Professional Publishing Programs

University of Denver Publishing Institute (founded 1976) Contact: Director Joyce Meskis. (303) 871-2570; e-mail pi-info [at] du.edu 2008 dates/length: July 12–August 7 (four weeks) Cost: $4,150 Number of students: 95–100 Notable faculty: Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks; Roger Scholl, Doubleday; Susan Moldow, Simon & Schuster; Carl Lennertz, HarperCollins; Larry Kirshbaum, LJK Literary Management; Bob Miller, HarperCollins; Kris…Continue Reading

Fellowship in Jerusalem

In November I found out I’d been chosen to be an Editorial Fellow at the Jerusalem International Book Fair. It would be a transformative experience, Flip Brophy, a former fellow herself, informed the group of U.S. Agent and Editorial Fellows at the orientation in January, but she could not say exactly how. Would it transform…Continue Reading

Size Matters: Superagencies & Literary Management Companies Fill In Where Others Leave Off

Rarely a week goes by without a PW or Publishers Lunch announcement of a newly formed, merged or expanded literary agency. Larry Kirshbaum‘s well-publicized move from TWBG to form LJK Literary Management last fall drew attention to publishers-turned-agents, and both Gawker and MediaBistro consistently blog about who’s merging with whom to spawn the newest so-called…Continue Reading