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Book View, October 2003

PEOPLE Bonnie Ammer has been named to the newly created position of EVP, Publisher at Large, Random House Worldwide, reporting directly to Peter Olson. Her current job as Publisher, Fodor’s Travel Publications, and President, Random House Information Group, will be assumed by David Naggar, who will continue as President, Random House Audio and Diversified Publishing…Continue Reading

Book View, February 2002

PEOPLE Steve Parr has been named CEO of Abrams, following the departure of Mark Magowan and Alan Rutsky (along with two dozen others) at the end of the year. He was most recently with Emap. . . . After 14 years at Harcourt, Louise Pelan, VP and Publisher of Children’s Books, is taking early retirement…Continue Reading

Book View, August 2001

PEOPLE HarperCollins has announced the long-awaited restructuring of its sales department: Josh Marwell has been named SVP Sales, with specific responsibility for Harper Trade Adult and overall corporate responsibility for special sales and sales operations (Business Manager Jeff Meltzer will report to him). Andrea Pappenheimer, SVP Sales, Children’s Publishing, and George Bick, VP Sales Morrow/Avon,…Continue Reading

Russian Roulette?

As Russia’s book culture rebounds — witness the White Nights International Book Fair, slated for June 27–30 in St. Petersburg — copyright remains a needling concern. Yulia Borodyanskaya of Rightscenter.com reports from a recent conference meant to bolster awareness of the nation’s intellectual property laws. St. Petersburg is slowly but surely emerging as the cultural…Continue Reading

The E-Publishing Dealscape 2000

This was supposed to have been the year of the e-book, though judging from the hype and early sales, it might be safer to call it the year of the book, period. After scanning the evolving e-publishing landscape, PT’s panel of industry experts has selected the most interesting electronic publishing events of 2000, offered herewith…Continue Reading

Frankfurt Babylon

Nick Webb, MD Europe for Rightscenter.com, serves up an author’s-eye view of Frankfurt in this dispatch, which will appear in a longer article in the journal of the Society of Authors. If you’re one of those authors who secretly feels low after nipping into Waterstones and seeing the sheer variety of books jostling for shelf…Continue Reading

Licensing 2000: Not the Way We Were?

Copious amounts of ink flowed in the pages of the trade press and the New York Times on the subject of the most recent Licensing Show, which took place June 13–15 at the Javits Center in New York. Unhappily for exhibitors, however, the lucrative patina around the likes of Eloise and Curious George could do…Continue Reading

Book View, July 2000

PEOPLE Mark Pattis, who had been CEO of Tribune Education, but left in March, right before the division was put on the market (it was just sold to McGraw–Hill), has become an investor. He is a partner in Next Chapter Holdings, a company that invests in a number of areas, including books, magazines, and digital…Continue Reading

Book View, June 2000

PEOPLE Reader’s Digest announces that Harold Clarke, most recently President of Random’s Children’s Publishing Division, has been named VP Publisher New Market Development, for RD’s Global Books and Home Entertainment Division, reporting to SVP and President John Bohane. Speaking of exurban, Janet Harris has left Workman, where she has overseen all sales, to become Associate…Continue Reading

Book View, February 2000

PEOPLE A month into the naughts, let’s recap some recent moves: Greg Tobin leaves Ballantine after seven months as VP, Editor in Chief, to try his hand as a full time author. He has a two-book contract with St. Martin’s/Tor Books’ Tom Doherty. . . . Alun Davies, longtime head of BDD’s international division, moves…Continue Reading