Tag Archives: London Book Fair

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2017

PEOPLE Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Jack Lynch as President and CEO. L. Gordon Crovitz will continue as interim CEO while Lynch wraps up his work as CEO of Renaissance Learning and relocates to Boston. Cal Morgan has returned to publishing as VP, Executive Editor of Riverhead. He was previously Editorial Director for Harper Paperback…Continue Reading

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

When we first got Google’s virtual reality headset at my house, called the Google Daydream, I can’t say I was too excited. But then I tried it. I downloaded BBC’s The Turning Forest, grabbed the controller, and put on the headset. A man who sounded vaguely like Martin Freeman narrated a fairytale-like story that took…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2017

PEOPLE Liese Mayer is joining Bloomsbury on February 27 in the newly-created role of Editorial Director, Fiction. She has been working as Editor at Scribner. John Morgan is now Executive Editor at Imprint. He was previously Senior Producer at Melcher Media, Director of Digital Publishing at Penguin, and Creative Director at DC Comics. Bernd Leukert…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2017

PEOPLE Former U.S. Register of Copyright Maria Pallante has been selected as the next President and CEO of the American Association of Publishers. She will replace Tom Allen, who is retiring. Ben Sevier will join Grand Central Publishing on February 27 as SVP, Publisher, succeeding Jamie Raab. Sevier was previously VP, Publisher at Dutton. Catherine…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2016

PEOPLE Julia A. Reidhead, formerly VP and Publishing Director of the W. W. Norton College department, has succeeded W. Drake McFeely as President. McFeely remains Chairman. And Steven Pace, currently Sales Director at Workman, will join Norton as Director of Trade Sales on January 2. He is replacing VP and Trade Sales Director William F….Continue Reading

BEA 2016 Takeaways

Publishing Trends attended BookExpo America 2016, which was held May 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  I must count myself among the many who were startled by the smaller footprint at BEA. It seemed to be the topic du jour in all my encounters. There are three main factors affecting this: meeting rooms which…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early April 2016

PEOPLE Adriana Rizzo joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as VP, Marketing. She was previously Senior Director of Marketing for ESPN. Alexandra Primiani joined the company as Publicist. She was formerly Publicity Assistant at Riverhead. Natalie Chapman, Culinary VP and Publisher, is leaving the company and may be reached at [email protected] SVP of Digital Markets Sanj Kharbanda…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-March 2016

PEOPLE Andrew Smith is now SVP, Children’s Publisher at Abrams. He was most recently SVP, Deputy Publisher at Hachette’s Children. Abrams Publisher Susan Van Metre will transition to VP, Editor-in-Chief, Children’s Books and Editorial Director of Amulet, reporting to Smith. Annette Thomas will leave her position as Chief Science Officer and Board Member at Springer…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2016

PEOPLE Steve Wasserman will join Heyday Books as Publisher and Executive Director in July, succeeding Founder Malcolm Margolin, who retired at the end of 2015. Wasserman was previously Yale University Press Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor. Heydey’s Editorial Director Gayle Wattawa will be Interim Publisher and Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2016

PEOPLE Lisa Lucas will become the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation in Mid-March, taking over for Harold Augenbraum. She is the Publisher of Guernica magazine and a nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival. Mary Ann Naples will become VP, Publisher at Disney Book Group in Mid-March. She was previously SVP, Publisher at…Continue Reading