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The Virtual Museum Visitor: The 16th National Museum Publishing Seminar

The 16th National Museum Publishing Seminar took place June 12-14 in Boston.  A biannual conference, it attracted a broad group of about 200 museum publishers, from the smallest college museum or UK art book publisher, to the Met, Getty, and Yale University Press.  Yale’s John Donatich was the keynote speaker on Saturday and gave a rousing talk on “Why Books Still Matter.” With two…Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2012

PEOPLE The Ingram Content Group has made two new executive appointments: Kelly Gallagher has been named VP of Content Acquisition. He was VP of Publishing Services at Bowker. He will join Ingram October 8, as will Pep Carrera, who has been named Chief Information Officer. Jessica Schmidt joins Perseus Distribution as Associate Director of Client…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-September 2012

PEOPLE Random House has announced that Barbara Marcus will replace Chip Gibson as President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books. Marcus spent 22 years as President of children’s book publishing and distribution for Scholastic, and most recently was an advisor for Open Road Media. Janet Goldstein has been named SVP, Editorial Director, Adult Books at National…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2012

PEOPLE The Weinstein Company and The Perseus Books Group announced a new publishing duo to lead their Weinstein Books co-publishing venture — Georgina Levitt as Publishing Director and Amanda Murray.  Levitt was previously Associate Publisher of Vanguard Press and Murray was mostly recently Senior Editor at S&S. HarperCollins announced that Angela Tribelli has been appointed…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2011

CHANGES Lauren Shakely is stepping down as VP, Publisher, Clarkson Potter, Potter Craft, Potter Style, and Watson-Guptill, and will be leaving the company.  Pam Krauss is returning to Crown from Rodale in the position of SVP, Publisher, Clarkson Potter. Brendan Cahill has left his position as Publisher of Open Road Integrated Media and will relocate…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

Bookview, August 2005

PEOPLE Two editors whose last names are singular enough to identify them immediately, made major moves this month. Moments after leaving Random House, where he was Editor in Chief of Little Random, Jon Karp has gone to Warner to start his own imprint, Warner Twelve. And Peter Osnos announced that he will step aside as…Continue Reading

Museum Hoots

The book business, like any other, is in a perpetual search for new retail outlets, and nowadays just about everyone explores so-called specialty or non-traditional outlets. The Museum Store Association show (this year in Portland, Ore.) used to be a yearly Mecca for trade and academic art and illustrated book publishers. This particular sales channel…Continue Reading

Distribution Derby

Random Redux, Freese Helms PGW: Client Distribution Biz Jostles and Grows Don Fehr, nearly a year into his tenure as Director of Smithsonian Books, needed a distribution fix. The august publishing concern (formerly Smithsonian Institution Press) was gunning for trade sales growth — aiming to reverse its mix of 80% academic and 20% trade-bound titles…Continue Reading

Museum Books for the Masses

The tenth International Museum Publishing Seminar, produced by the Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago, returned to its city of origin for a three-day affair beginning September 26. And judging by the diverse roster of museum types who flocked to the biannual event, it wasn’t a moment too soon: the show…Continue Reading