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People Round-Up, Early August 2018

PEOPLE At Barnes & Noble Education, Jonathan Shar joins as SVP, Revenue & Product Development. He was previously Chief Marketing Officer, NOOK at Barnes & Noble. At Barnes & Noble, Chief Digital Officer Fred Argir has retired and his position will be filled by Bill Wood, most recently Chief Information Officer. Atria has merged its…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-July 2018

PEOPLE Taneli Ruda joins Wiley as EVP, Chief Strategy Officer. He was most recently Head of Corporate Strategy at Thomson Reuters. After seven years, Eamon Dolan has left Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where he was VP, Editorial Director of Eamon Dolan Books, following news that the imprint is being eliminated. He may be reached at [email protected]….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early July 2018

PEOPLE Barnes & Noble announced that it has fired CEO Demos Parneros for “violations of the company’s policies” and that he will receive no severance. Until a replacement is found, his role will be filled by a committee of executives including the chief financial officer, the chief merchandising officer, and the VP of stores. Effective…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-August 2017

PEOPLE Jennifer Bergstrom has been named Senior VP, Publisher of the Gallery Books Group, succeeding Louise Burke, who retires August 18. Bergstrom joined Simon & Schuster in 1998 and led the launch of Scout Press in 2015. Adam Eberle has joined OverDrive as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, focusing on expansion of the K-12 market….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-July 2017

PEOPLE At the Library of America, Cheryl Hurley, President, and Geoffrey O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief, will retire at the end of 2017. Hurley will be succeeded by Max Rudin, who is currently Publisher; a replacement will be sought for O’Brien. Frank Autunnale has been named Chief Financial Officer for the Independent Publishers Group (IPG) and its subsidiaries, replacing Cara Semple, who has left…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early July 2017

PEOPLE Annie Callanan will take over as CEO of Taylor & Francis, succeeding Roger Horton. She was most recently CEO of the healthcare company Quantros. Benjamin Steinberg is joining Dey Street Books in the new position of Associate Publisher. He was previously Director of Partnerships and Imprint Consumer Marketing for Knopf Doubleday. Also at HarperCollins, Christopher Goff is retiring…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-June 2017

PEOPLE Wendy Friedman will join Quarto as VP, Director of International Sales this summer. She was previously President/CEO of Parragon Global. Sanj Kharbanda has joined Beacon Press as Director of Sales and Marketing, having worked previously as VP, Digital Strategy at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hallie Patterson has joined Abrams as Associate Director of Publicity, Children’s…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early June 2017

PEOPLE At Hachette, Michael Barrs will join as Marketing Director starting May 30. He was most recently Marketing Director for Dey Street Books. Betsy Hulsebosch, currently Marketing Director, will be dedicating her role to the Black Dog & Leventhal list. At Little, Brown, Philip Marino has joined as Senior Editor, moving over from his previous…Continue Reading