Tag Archives: Publishers Group West

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2014

PEOPLE Meredith Greenhouse will join Perseus Book Group as VP, International Sales and Marketing.  She was Senior Director of International Sales at HarperCollins. Susan Reich will retire as President of Publishers Group West in March 2015.  She has been president of the company for seven years.  Perseus President and CEO David Steinberger said of her…Continue Reading

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, 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

Distributor Profiles 2012

At a point when the words “fast-changing landscape” have become so universally true of publishing that one starts looking for alternative phrasings to avoid monotony, surprisingly little change appears between the Publishing Trends Distributor Survey 2011 and the results for this year. We list 25 total companies with no new additions this year: 12 publishers…Continue Reading

Distribution Goes Digital

Since we last checked in with distributors, in June 2007, there are positive changes for the little guys. This year, micropress distribution experienced turbulence: The Sarasota, Florida–based BookWorld closed in late September 2007 without notifying its 104 clients. In January 2008, National Book Network (NBN) put its micropress sister company Biblio Distribution up for sale….Continue Reading

Book View, August 2004

People Publishers haven’t gotten the memo about summer doldrums, apparently, because this has been a record month for job changes: Phaidon Press announced that Chris North has become MD, working out of its London headquarters. North was most recently at HarperCollins, first in New York and later in Toronto as COO of HarperCollins Canada. Janet…Continue Reading

Book View, February 2004

PEOPLE Following the doldrums of December, January brought some major moves, including Michael Jacobs’ sortie from Scholastic, and David Steinberger’s installation as the President and CEO of the Perseus Books Group. Movement is everywhere: Random House has combined its two separate retail sales forces into a single unit, resulting in the departure of at least…Continue Reading

Distribution Derby

Random Redux, Freese Helms PGW: Client Distribution Biz Jostles and Grows Don Fehr, nearly a year into his tenure as Director of Smithsonian Books, needed a distribution fix. The august publishing concern (formerly Smithsonian Institution Press) was gunning for trade sales growth — aiming to reverse its mix of 80% academic and 20% trade-bound titles…Continue Reading

Book View, July 2003

PEOPLE Rich Freese has been named President of Publishers Group West, reporting to Kevan Lyon, EVP for Distribution and Publishing Services at AMS. Freese, who will relocate to the San Francisco area, succeeds Charlie Winton, founder and former President and CEO of PGW, and now Group Chairman and CEO of Avalon Publishing. Another publisher on…Continue Reading

Gimme Shelter

“Best of times, worst of times” was the Dickensian scenario facing representatives from more than 50 publishing houses who hunkered down at the first Management Forum for Independent Publishers, hosted April 4-6 by NYU’s Center for Publishing. At the top of the agenda? “The economy, the economy, the economy,” chanted Center for Publishing Director Robert…Continue Reading