Tag Archives: Matty Goldberg

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2014

PEOPLE The following update about Perseus Book Group was added to the original post on 10/17/14. Perseus Book Group announced a number of changes in order to unify its publishing imprints and distribution. Susan Weinberg is promoted to Senior VP, Group Publisher and all imprint heads will report to her. Sabrina McCarthy moves from her position as President of…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

Bookview, October 2007

PEOPLE The big news this month was the long-anticipated promotion of Carolyn Reidy to the position of President & CEO of S&S, following Jack Romanos‘ retirement announcement. Following that move, Michael Selleck has been promoted to the newly created position of EVP, Sales and Marketing for S&S Inc.. He was SVP Sales & Marketing for…Continue Reading

The Bookstore Effect: The Saga of the Independent Rep Continues

The effects of one independent bookstore closing are felt throughout the delicate ecosystem of publishing, and independent reps are bellwethers for what’s in store for the rest of the industry. When Publishing Trends checked in with commission reps three years ago (see PT Nov 04), the prevailing mood could be called reservedly optimistic. Since then,…Continue Reading

Bookview, June 2007

PEOPLE Susan Reich is re-joining PGW where she had worked as VP Marketing from 1990 to 1995, in the role of President. Most recently she served as the President and COO of Avalon Publishing Group, one of PGW’s clients. She reports to David Steinberger. Reporting directly to Reich are Kevin Votel, Eric Kettunen, Roaxanne Schwartz,…Continue Reading

Watch Your Backlist

Publishers and Booksellers Re-Assess Their Backlists, Stocking Deeper, While Printing Less, Plus: Looking Beyond the Shelf Backlist has always been a cash cow for those willing to milk it. Publishers have long tried enticing booksellers with annual promotions, Buy-Now-Pay-Later deals, Just In Time Inventory and the like – all with the hope of boosting their…Continue Reading

A Golden Age for Indie Reps

Life on the road ain’t what it used to be, and the easy money’s long gone. Such is the tale of most independent sales reps — but, on the other hand, “it’s a hell of a lot better than being in house!” attests New England’s Nanci McCrackin, who’s not alone in her sentiment. West Coast…Continue Reading

Book View, July 2004

People June was a relatively quiet month, though that doesn’t guarantee a quiet summer, judging from the increase of job listings on industry job boards and murmurings around town: Harold Augenbraum is leaving The Mercantile Library to become Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, effective July 12. A search committee has been formed to…Continue Reading

Book View, March 2004

PEOPLE Changes in the far-flung HarperCollins realm: Carl Raymond has left ReganBooks to go to DK as Director of Marketing. Claudia Riemer Boutote has joined HarperSanFrancisco as Senior Director of Publicity. She was most recently at Workman as Marketing and Publicity Director. In New York, Mimi Kayden has been named Marketing Consultant at HarperCollins Children’s…Continue Reading