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Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2014

The 2014 general US publishing industry contact sheet is our most popular annual feature, listing publishers large and small, accounts, trade associations, and more. Taking into account offices that have moved and new acquisitions, we are proud to offer our most comprehensive updated version as a free PDF. Click the image below to download the Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-September 2013

PEOPLE Former Farrar, Straus Executive Editor Courtney Hodell will take over as Director of the Whiting Writers’ Awards as of November 1. Hodell succeeds Barbara Bristol, who has run the awards for sixteen years.   Daniel Reid will become the Whiting Foundation’s new Executive Director, taking over from Kellye Rosenheim. Reid is currently Director of Strategic Planning at the CUNY Institute…Continue Reading

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2013

For more than 15 years, Publishing Trends has published a range of annually updated contact sheets, focusing on everything from Freelance Publicity and Scouting, to more recent additions, like the App Developer Roundup. However, none of our contact sheets is as popular as our general US publishing industry contact sheet, which features publishers large and small, accounts, trade…Continue Reading

People Roundup, May 2012

PEOPLE Disney Publishing Worldwide President Russell Hampton will step down on May 4 after six years in the position.  Recently it was announced that the company is transferring over 100 DPW employees to Glendale, CA. The company expects to complete the transfers by September 30 at which time that office will be closed.  About 50…Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2011

PEOPLE Rodale’s Publisher, Karen Rinaldi has left the company following a reorganization.  She may be reached at [email protected] David Zinczenko and Steve Perrine will take over the book group.  Top executives Ken Citron and Gregg Michaelson, along with Senior Director Operations Bill Siebert, will also leave the company. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has hired Michael…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

People Roundup, February 2011

PEOPLE As widely reported over the last month, while BN.com staffs up, layoffs continue at both Barnes & Noble and Borders. About 40 people were let go from Barnes & Noble recently, including Bob Wietrak, Lee Stern, Marcella Smith, Mo Stewart, and buyers Dan Mayer, Dave Hathaway, and Kim Corradini. At Borders, just after New…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2010

Jon Yaged has been named President of Macmillan Children’s. He had been COO at HouseParty.com since March 2010 and was previously VP and Publisher for Disney Book Group. Nina Hoffman, President of National Geographic Books, will leave at the end of the year. Editor-in-Chief  and Books COO Hector Sierra will report to Declan Moore, who…Continue Reading

October 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE At Macmillan, Troy Williams has been appointed to the new position of VP & GM, New Ventures. Williams founded Questia Media, which he sold in 2007, and PeoplePad. Meanwhile, Dan Farley is leaving Macmillan, where he was President and Publisher of the Children’s Publishing Group, after 14 years of bicoastal commuting. Mark Polizzotti has…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