Tag Archives: Penguin

People Round-Up Mid-July 2014

PEOPLE Two months after Globe Pequot’s sale to Rowman & Littlefield, approximately 25 staff across the company were let go, including four Lyons Press editors and a few managers. In addition, Executive Director of Editorial at Lyons Press, Janice Goldklang, is leaving. She may be reached at [email protected] Julia Cheiffetz announced that she has resigned from Amazon. A former Editor at HarperCollins and Random House, Cheiffetz went to Amazon in 2011 to help launch…Continue Reading

Partners’ Corner: BEA 2014 Edition

Reporting by Lorraine Shanley, Amy Rhodes, and Constance Sayre. While BookCon brought teens out to the Javits Center in droves on Saturday, there’s general agreement that overall Book Expo America seemed to have a little more pizzazz this year. The convention, which ran May 28-31, featured a lot of stars, from Thursday’s Author Breakfast (where Neil Patrick…Continue Reading

Let’s Get Digital: Notes from Digital Minds 2014

Digital Minds, the conference that kicks off the London Book Fair, took place at the QEII Centre on April 7 with a large audience on hand and some lively speakers to inform and entertain it.  Authors Anthony Horowitz and Richard Wiseman talked about their respective approach to writing, publishing, and their audience, with the latter…Continue Reading

People Roundup, April 2014

PEOPLE Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Keith Fox as its new CEO.  Fox was previously President of McGraw Hill Construction Division, President of BusinessWeek, and McGraw Hill Professional; he will work out of the New York offices.  Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as Commissioning Editor, Art, working primarily out of the London offices. Previously, she was Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson London….Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2014

PEOPLE Larry Kirshbaum will join the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a Senior Agent starting February 24, the WSJ reported. Scott Waxman says, “He’ll be an independent agent building his own list like every agent does.” Kirshbaum was an agent for his own firm, LJK Literary Management, between 2005 and mid-2011 before becoming President of Amazon Publishing. (His former colleagues at that agency reconstituted as the Einstein Thompson Agency when Kirshbaum left.)…Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path: Valentina Rice

With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Valentina Rice…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-December 2013

PEOPLE Doug Whiteman, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Penguin, will be leaving the company, effective January 3, to accept the position of Chief Administrative Officer of Acelero Learning, Inc., an early childhood education company which works to improve the delivery of Head Start services at the local level. In addition, Dick Heffernan will retire at the end of the year…Continue Reading

People Roundup, December 2013

PEOPLE Daniel Nayeri will join Workman on December 18 as Director of Children’s Publishing, succeeding Raquel Jaramillo who has been named Editor-at-Large. He has been Digital Editorial Director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, prior to which he was an Editor at Clarion. Flatiron Books has hired Liz Keenan as Associate Publisher, starting January 6. She is currently Executive Director of Publicity for Hudson Street Press and Plume. She will be responsible for planning and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, November 2013

PEOPLE Scribner President Susan Moldow announced that Stacy Creamer, VP and Publisher of Touchstone, will be leaving the company and that Moldow would serve as Interim Publisher. Yale University Press announced that it has appointed Benjamin Schwarz as Consulting Editor, based in LA, where he will acquire books in the areas of history, biography, and…Continue Reading

International Bestseller Lists, September 2013

Every month, Publishing Trends runs Fiction international bestseller lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the original. Where applicable, the US publisher is listed after the local publisher, separated by a “/”. The lists are taken from…Continue Reading