Tag Archives: Penguin

People Round-Up, Early November 2014

PEOPLE Claudia Reuter was named the head of the HMH Labs, a new digital initiative at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Previously, she was CEO of SchoolChapters. Jason Prince is now Marketing Operations Manager at St. Martin’s Press.  Previously, he was VP, Publisher and VP of Sales & Marketing at Sterling Publishing. In the UK, Sally Dwyer joined Quarto…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2014

PEOPLE The following update about Perseus Book Group was added to the original post on 10/17/14. Perseus Book Group announced a number of changes in order to unify its publishing imprints and distribution. Susan Weinberg is promoted to Senior VP, Group Publisher and all imprint heads will report to her. Sabrina McCarthy moves from her position as President of…Continue Reading

Libraries and Licensing

With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This…Continue Reading

People Round-Up Late July, 2014

PEOPLE Workman Publishing Company announced that Dan Reynolds has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He will relocate to New York full-time on October 1, 2014.  Carolan Workman continues in the role of Executive Chair of the Board and President, and Katie Workman is named VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development. As CEO and president…Continue Reading

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