Tag Archives: Roam Agency

People Round-Up, Early October 2017

PEOPLE Jennifer Besser will become SVP and Publishing Director of Roaring Brook Press, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Children’s, and First Second on October 30, following the retirement of Simon Boughton. She is currently President and Publisher of Putnam Children’s. At Candlewick Press, Karen Walsh joins as Executive Director of Publicity for brands and key titles….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2017

PEOPLE Former U.S. Register of Copyright Maria Pallante has been selected as the next President and CEO of the American Association of Publishers. She will replace Tom Allen, who is retiring. Ben Sevier will join Grand Central Publishing on February 27 as SVP, Publisher, succeeding Jamie Raab. Sevier was previously VP, Publisher at Dutton. Catherine…Continue Reading

Book Me: Publishers Launch In-House Speakers Bureaux

According to HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman, there was a “confluence of events” that caused Harper to launch its Speakers Bureau, the first in what has become (with Penguin‘s recent entrance), a must-have accessory for major publishers. “Ever since the Bantam Speakers Bureau 30 years ago, I’ve thought ‘Wouldn’t it be a wonderful adjunct to our…Continue Reading