Tag Archives: Michael Cairns

People Roundup, April 2014

PEOPLE Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Keith Fox as its new CEO.  Fox was previously President of McGraw Hill Construction Division, President of BusinessWeek, and McGraw Hill Professional; he will work out of the New York offices.  Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as Commissioning Editor, Art, working primarily out of the London offices. Previously, she was Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson London….Continue Reading

People Roundup, May 2013

PEOPLE Brendan Cahill has joined Random House, Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Projects, working with departments across the company on a variety of internal and externally-directed endeavors, beginning with digital-partnership development opportunities.  He was previously CEO of NatureShare, and before that VP and Publisher at Open Road, and an Editor at Running Press, Grove/Atlantic, and Gotham Books. W. Ralph Eubanks has announced that…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

AAUP 2012: Coming Full Circle

The AAUP’s annual meeting (held back-to-back with the biannual museum publishing seminar in Chicago) on June 18-20 was not only lively, but oversubscribed following two dismal, gloomy years, and all attendees were in good spirits.  As Jennifer Howard described in her coverage for The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The numbers created some logistical hassles but…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

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, February 2004

PEOPLE Following the doldrums of December, January brought some major moves, including Michael Jacobs’ sortie from Scholastic, and David Steinberger’s installation as the President and CEO of the Perseus Books Group. Movement is everywhere: Random House has combined its two separate retail sales forces into a single unit, resulting in the departure of at least…Continue Reading

Cloudy Forecast in Cairns

Holding a conference to discuss “the future of the book in a digital age” in tropical Cairns, Australia, seems a bit like holding a soiree in Orlando to discuss the future of French Cinema. Yet 200 publishers, booksellers, librarians, and academics gathered on April 22-24 within earshot of the odd alligator and didgeridoo for a…Continue Reading