Tag Archives: Newmarket Press

People Roundup, March 2014

PEOPLE Tara Catogge has been named Vice President, Sales Director at Quarto Publishing Group USA (previously Quayside); she was previously Senior Vice President, Marketing and Inventory at Readerlink. Shimul Tolia has been named President of Bonnier Publishing‘s newly created New York office. She was Editorial Director, Sandy Creek at Sterling Publishing. David Boyle, SVP, Consumer Insight for HarperCollins is moving to the BBC Worldwide Brands team as EVP of Insight. Patsy…Continue Reading

The Jerusalem Book Fair’s Midlife Crisis: Taking Stock at 50

In the fiftieth year since its founding, the 26th biannual Jerusalem International Book Fair (JIBF) hosted 5 days of exhibits, panels, and literary events from February 10-February 15, 2013. More than 400 publishers from 30 countries exhibited, and the visitor head-count for the week exceeded 45,000. Amid jubilee celebration, though, a growing contingent of long-time participants…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

People Roundup, September 2011

PEOPLE Judy Hottensen is resigning as Publisher of Weinstein Books to return to Grove/Atlantic, where she worked from 1992 to 2005.  She will become Associate Publisher, taking over duties from Eric Price (whose departure was announced last month in PT). Elisabeth Schmitz has been promoted to VP, Editorial Director and Deb Seager has been promoted…Continue Reading

The Puzzlers

When the sudoku craze swept the country in 2005, AdAge questioned whether it was the “Rubik’s cube for the 21st century” but also pointed out that it had been around in various versions for thousands of years. Its modern guise was invented by an American architect, Howard Garns; his “Number Place” ran in Dell Pencil…Continue Reading

Book View, November 2008

PEOPLE Doubleday has eliminated 16 positions across all of the group’s imprints, in the editorial, marketing, publicity, art, and ad promo departments. Those leaving include editor Jennifer Josephy; Janet Silver, Nan Talese, Editor at Large; and from Spiegel & Grau, senior editor Tina Pohlman, Director of Publicity Gretchen Koss, Director of Marketing Megan Walker, and…Continue Reading

Syndication Stagnation?

Has Online Syndication Killed the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg? Back in the day, syndication not only sold papers, but was a booming business that built up audiences for everything from columnists’ and comic strip-pers’ books (with excerpts) to television audiences (with Gemstar numbers and listings). And, of course, the syndicated columns and strips…Continue Reading

International Bestsellers: So, Do You Su Doku?

Logic Game Spurs Addiction, Israel Builds a Bridge to Turkey, Takako Takes a Walk Crosswords are so 2004. The new fill-in-the blank fad? Here’s a hint: it’s six letters long (and five times as fun, according to some). Su Doku, the puzzle craze sweeping the world, from Japan to the Czech Republic, has created a…Continue Reading

Book View, April 2003

PEOPLE Random House has offered a “Voluntary Retirement Window of Opportunity” to “most” employees who have been with the company at least five years, and are 50 years old or older. The email offer was made on March 19 and employees must notify HR by mid-May. Many people clicked the Delete button before reading the…Continue Reading

Book View, September 2002

PEOPLE After 15 years at Reader’s Digest, most recently as VP Global Director, Global Books & Home Entertainment, Alfredo Santana will be leaving the company. He may be reached via email at [email protected] or at (212) 781-0632. Santana tells PT that he will attend Frankfurt this year, his eighteenth. Gerry Helferich, who recently left Wiley,…Continue Reading