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People Roundup, April 2014

PEOPLE Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Keith Fox as its new CEO.  Fox was previously President of McGraw Hill Construction Division, President of BusinessWeek, and McGraw Hill Professional; he will work out of the New York offices.  Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as Commissioning Editor, Art, working primarily out of the London offices. Previously, she was Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson London….Continue Reading

People Roundup, March 2014

PEOPLE Tara Catogge has been named Vice President, Sales Director at Quarto Publishing Group USA (previously Quayside); she was previously Senior Vice President, Marketing and Inventory at Readerlink. Shimul Tolia has been named President of Bonnier Publishing‘s newly created New York office. She was Editorial Director, Sandy Creek at Sterling Publishing. David Boyle, SVP, Consumer Insight for HarperCollins is moving to the BBC Worldwide Brands team as EVP of Insight. Patsy…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2014

PEOPLE Larry Kirshbaum will join the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a Senior Agent starting February 24, the WSJ reported. Scott Waxman says, “He’ll be an independent agent building his own list like every agent does.” Kirshbaum was an agent for his own firm, LJK Literary Management, between 2005 and mid-2011 before becoming President of Amazon Publishing. (His former colleagues at that agency reconstituted as the Einstein Thompson Agency when Kirshbaum left.)…Continue Reading

People Roundup, January 2014

PEOPLE Barnes and Noble has moved Michael Huseby, former CEO of the Nook division, into the top CEO spot left by William Lynch, who vacated in July. Craig Bauer, SVP Publishing Operations and Strategic Planning at Hachette, will be leaving HBG to become SVP of Global Publishing Operations at Macmillan Science and Education. His last day at HBG will be Friday, January 17. As part of Macmillan’s acquisition…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-December 2013

PEOPLE Doug Whiteman, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Penguin, will be leaving the company, effective January 3, to accept the position of Chief Administrative Officer of Acelero Learning, Inc., an early childhood education company which works to improve the delivery of Head Start services at the local level. In addition, Dick Heffernan will retire at the end of the year…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-July 2013

PEOPLE Heather Jackson has been named Vice President, Executive Editor for Harmony Books, reporting to Mauro DiPreta. She was previously a Consulting Editor-at-Large for Harmony Books. Simon & Schuster‘s Dominick V. Anfuso joins Crown Archetype as Vice President, Executive Editor for the Archetype, Harmony, Crown Business, and Crown Forum imprints, and Hyperion‘s Matt Inman has also joined Crown Archetype as Editor for the Crown Archetype and Three Rivers Press…Continue Reading

People Roundup, July 2013

PEOPLE Seale Ballenger has been named Publicity Director for Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW); he will be working out of New York and begins July 8. He was most recently Director of Marketing and Publicity at Zola Books. Meanwhile, Russell Hampton, President of DPW until May 2012, has joined NBC Universal in the new position of EVP of Franchise Management…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-June 2013

PEOPLE The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ira Silverberg, Director of Literature programs, will leave the agency and return to New York City. Silverberg’s departure is effective July 11, 2013. Amy Stolls, Literature Program Officer, will be the Acting Director of Literature until a new director is in place. Silverberg joined the NEA in…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-May 2013

PEOPLE Brenda Marsh has left her position as VP, Author Relations at B&N, where she has worked since 1998, and can be reached at [email protected] Margie Chan-Yip has left her position as VP, Global Publishing at Hasbro and will consult in global business development, brand licensing and publishing strategy.  She may be reached at [email protected] Doug Pocock has been named Managing Director of Abrams & Chronicle Books in the U.K.,…Continue Reading

People Roundup, May 2013

PEOPLE Brendan Cahill has joined Random House, Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Projects, working with departments across the company on a variety of internal and externally-directed endeavors, beginning with digital-partnership development opportunities.  He was previously CEO of NatureShare, and before that VP and Publisher at Open Road, and an Editor at Running Press, Grove/Atlantic, and Gotham Books. W. Ralph Eubanks has announced that…Continue Reading