Tag Archives: Penguin Books

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2018

PEOPLE Jason Rekulak has resigned as Publisher of Quirk Books after 18 years with the company. Brett Cohen, President, will assume the responsibilities of publisher, and the company will conduct a search for a new Editorial Director. Rachel Chou joins Celadon Books as Associate Publisher. Previously, she was General Manager and Chief Content Officer for…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, Mid-March 2017

PEOPLE At Simon & Schuster, Valerie Steiker joins Scribner as Executive Editor on April 17. She had been the longtime culture editor at Vogue. At Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Lauren Hoffman will join on March 27 as VP, Marketing and Publicity. She was most recently VP, Brand Marketing, at MK Creative/Media/Marketing. Nicole Russo returns…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early November 2016

PEOPLE Walter Weintz has joined Guinness World Records as VP, Publishing Sales, Americas. He previously worked as Chief Sales Officer at Workman. David Young, former CEO of Orion and Hachette Book Group USA, will become Chairman of Canongate Books in January. He is taking over from Christopher Bland, who is retiring. Sienna Farris is joining…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-August 2016

PEOPLE Mark Kuyper is leaving his position as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, where he had served for a year. Previously he was President/CEO at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.  At HarperCollins, VP and Executive Editor Hugh Van Dusen is to retire on August 30. Lisa Erickson returned to the Crown Publishing…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2016

PEOPLE There were changes at various imprints at Macmillan. Ben Tomek will join Flatiron Books as Marketing Director at the end of the month. He was Associate Marketing Director at Ecco. Keith Hayes will also join Flatiron at the end of the month as Executive Art Director. He was previously Art Director at Little, Brown….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early May 2016

PEOPLE Leslie Gelbman joined St. Martin’s Press as Executive Editor-at-Large. She was previously President at Berkley. This move comes shortly after Nora Roberts, whom Gelbman edits, signed with SMP. David Hirshey will leave his position as Publisher at HarperCollins in mid-June after 18 years with the company. Micki Nuding retired as Senior Editor at Gallery…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2015

PEOPLE Mitchell Klipper will retire from his position as CEO, Retail of Barnes & Noble in May.  He will continue to act as an advisor to the company moving forward. Michael Siglain is now Director, Creative Franchise at Lucasfilm Publishing.  Formerly, he was Executive Editor at Disney Book Group. Steve Quinn joined Perseus Book Group…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early January 2015

PEOPLE Geoff Shandler joined William Morrow as VP, Editorial Director at its new unnamed imprint, handling the nonfiction side of the list, which will also feature literary fiction.  He was most recently Editorial Director of Adult Trade at Little, Brown. Bob Spizer is leaving his position as Group Director of Domestic Rights at HarperCollins at…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early December 2014

PEOPLE Hachette Book Group EVP, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Evan Schnittman is leaving his position as of December 12th, after two and a half years.  The position was created for him and will be eliminated when he leaves.  Chris Murphy was promoted to SVP, Group Sales Director of Hachette and will join the company’s…Continue Reading