Tag Archives: Random House

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

Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2016

The 2016 general US publishing industry contact sheet is our most popular annual feature, listing publishers large and small, accounts, trade associations, and more. Taking into account mergers, acquisitions, and new additions, we are proud to offer our most comprehensive updated version as a free PDF. Click the image below to download the Publishing Trends Annual Contact Sheet 2016.

Keeping the Faith: Publisher Agnostic Content

Be it tweets, blog posts, or marketing materials, content produced by book publishers is traditionally about the books they publish. But that’s not always the case. Some publishers are hosting blogs with “publisher agnostic” content, meaning the site will feature books and authors they don’t publish. In fact, some of these websites all but obscure…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-April 2016

PEOPLE Stacy Creamer joined Regan Arts as SVP, Executive Editor. She was most recently Executive Editor at Hachette Books. Alaina Mauro is now Publishing Director at for Hachette’s James Patterson division. She was previously Digital Sales Account Manager at Penguin Random House. Krishan Trotman joined Hachette as Senior Editor. She was previously Senior Editor at…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2016

PEOPLE Steve Wasserman will join Heyday Books as Publisher and Executive Director in July, succeeding Founder Malcolm Margolin, who retired at the end of 2015. Wasserman was previously Yale University Press Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor. Heydey’s Editorial Director Gayle Wattawa will be Interim Publisher and Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2016

PEOPLE Lisa Lucas will become the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation in Mid-March, taking over for Harold Augenbraum. She is the Publisher of Guernica magazine and a nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival. Mary Ann Naples will become VP, Publisher at Disney Book Group in Mid-March. She was previously SVP, Publisher at…Continue Reading

License to Succeed?

Licensing deals have always been popular with publishers. As Publishing Technology COO Randy Petway astutely pointed out in his recent Publishing Perspectives article, “When sales are not something that can be planned for or predicted, publishers rely heavily on brand awareness through licensing deals, both to sell books and open new markets for intellectual property.” …Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2016

PEOPLE F+W hired Tom Beusse as CEO. Beusse was formerly Founder and President of the USA Today Sports Media Group. Margaret Milnes is now Marketing Director at Globe Pequot Press. She was most recently Senior Director, Brand Management at Running Press. Cindy Ratzlaff has joined Simon & Schuster imprint North Star Way as Director of…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2016

PEOPLE Suzanne O’Neill will become VP, Executive Editor at Grand Central at the beginning of February. She was previously VP, Executive Editor at Crown. Jane Manning Hyatt joined Chronicle Books as Executive Director of Sales. She was previously VP, Higher Education at Teachscape. Laura Dew is now Creative Director at Quarto Publishing Group USA. At…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early January 2016

PEOPLE Kara Welsh will join Ballantine Bantam Dell as EVP, Publisher in mid-January. She was previously SVP, Publisher at Berkley Publishing Group. Mark Tavani will become VP, Executive Editor at Putnam in February. He was previously Editorial Director, Fiction at Ballantine. Tara Parsons joined Touchstone as Editor-in-Chief. She was previously Editorial Director of fiction at…Continue Reading