Tag Archives: Scholastic

People Round-Up, Late July 2016

PEOPLE Current company President, Sara Domville will leave F + W, where she worked for seventeen years. Betsy Groban left Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she worked as Senior VP and Publisher of children’s books. Deb Brody, the current Executive Editor at William Morrow/HarperCollins, will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Editorial Director (lifestyle and culinary) on July 18. Also, Cheryl…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, 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

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2015

PEOPLE Ellen Archer was named President of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing, taking over for Gary Gentel, who is retiring in 2016. Archer was most recently President and Publisher at Hyperion. Ben Greenberg will join Random House as Executive Editor in 2016. He was Executive Editor at Grand Central. William Wood joined Barnes & Noble…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2015

PEOPLE The NY Post reports that Scott Schulman is leaving his position as President of Rodale after two years. President and CEO Maria Rodale will be taking “a more active role” going forward. In children’s publishing, Jevon Bolden joined Scholastic as Senior Editor, Tangarine Press and Scholastic Book Fairs. She was previously Senior Acquisitions Editor…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2015

PEOPLE Lorena Jones rejoined Ten Speed Press as VP, Publisher of an unnamed imprint for cooking and lifestyle books. Most recently, she was Publishing Director, Food, Drink, and Lifestyle and was Publisher of Ten Speed Press before that. She will also service as Editor-at-Large for Crown’s illustrated publishing program. Additionally, Liz Esman joined Crown/Broadway/Hogarth/Tim Duggan…Continue Reading