Tag Archives: Perseus

The 2014 Book Distributors Profiles

Publishing Trends has assembled an updated version of our annual book distribution chart. This year’s list includes 24 companies total – one less than last year due to the consolidation of Penguin and Random House.  Of the 24, 13 are publishers with a distribution arm and 11 are distribution-only companies.  The trend of including digital distribution continues with 22 of the companies…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 Roundup, June 2014

PEOPLE The news of Perseus’s sale surprised publishers, but the response both inside the company and from industry observers seems generally upbeat.  No personnel announcements have been made but the sales and distribution staff will become employees of Ingram while all the publishing people report to Hachette. The deal is scheduled to close July 31st. Hachette has…Continue Reading

AAP Annual Meeting: Fighting for Common Ground

At the annual Association of American Publishers meeting in New York on February 28, the topic was “Innovative Solutions for Historic Challenges,” and those ranged from education to the current congressional impasse, to copyright.  Education critic and NYU professor Diane Ravitch was on hand to address the first, Senator Olympia Snowe discussed the second, and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-January 2013

PEOPLE Andrew Weber was  named Global Trade Chief Operating Officer at Macmillan. He was most recently at Bonobos.com and had been at Random House as VP Ops and Technology. He is taking on many of the duties of Brian Napack, who stepped down as President of Macmillan in December 2011 (and then joined Providence Equity Partners).  Weber reports to John Sargent.  Egmont USA has hired Literary Agent Andrea…Continue Reading

Sales Across Borders: International Ebook Sales at DBW 2013

The Digital Book World 2013 panels, “Sales Across Borders: Export” and “Sales Across Borders: Import” (back to back on Wednesday afternoon) were both concerned with the question of what new digital systems best allow books to travel across international boundaries—though their approaches were hardly two sides of one coin. On the Export panel, there was…Continue Reading

People Roundup, January 2013

PEOPLE Charlie Conrad will be joining Gotham Books as Executive Editor; he was previously Vice President and Executive Editor at Crown Trade, a division of Random House. Allison Devlin has been appointed VP Marketing Director at Running Press, replacing Craig Herman. She has been Marketing Director at Crown, overseeing the Potter Craft, Watson Guptill and Martha…Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2012

PEOPLE The Ingram Content Group has made two new executive appointments: Kelly Gallagher has been named VP of Content Acquisition. He was VP of Publishing Services at Bowker. He will join Ingram October 8, as will Pep Carrera, who has been named Chief Information Officer. Jessica Schmidt joins Perseus Distribution as Associate Director of Client…Continue Reading

Is an MBA “value added”? Ask the grads

While MBAs have long been thought of as a major advantage in the corporate job market, there have traditionally been relatively few in trade publishing.  But that has been changing in the last decade or so – beyond house heads such as HarperCollins’ Brian Murray, Macmillan’s John Sargeant, and Perseus’s David Steinberger who have theirs (Simon & Schuster’s Carolyn Reidy has a PhD), Random…Continue Reading

BEA Update: Publishers Launch BEA 2012

Publishers Launch BEA was one of several conferences that kicked off BEA 2012 this year on Monday, June 4, and it focused on helping publishers get their houses in order in a bifurcated world of print and digital — from workflow to discovery, to partnerships with established and newly minted vendors, to sales and marketing…Continue Reading