Tag Archives: Simon Pulse

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2018

PEOPLE Kristin Cochrane will take over as CEO of Random House Canada following the retirement of Brad Martin on June 30. Martin has been CEO since 2007. At Lonely Planet, CEO Daniel Houghton has stepped down. He will become CEO of marketing agency Pyxl. Brant Rumble has joined Hachette Books as Executive Editor. He was…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early May 2018

PEOPLE Jennifer Levesque joins Disney Book Group as Editorial Director on May 7. Most recently she was VP, Editorial Director at Rodale Books. Jhanteigh Kupihea will join Quirk Books as Editorial Director on May 21. She was most recently Senior Editor at Atria Books. At IDW Publishing, Anita Frazier joins as SVP, Sales & Marketing….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early December 2017

PEOPLE At G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Jennifer Klonsky will assume the position of VP, Publisher on January 2, 2018. She joins from HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she was Editorial Director. At the end of this year, Putnam EVP, Associate Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief Neil Nyren will retire. Milena Alberti, CFO of Penguin Random…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-November 2017

PEOPLE John Kulka has been named Editorial Director at Library of America, replacing the retiring Geoffrey O’Brien. Kulka was most recently Executive Editor at Basic Books. In addition, Leslie Schwartz is now Publicity Manager, having worked previously as Associate Director of Marketing for New American Library. Radhika Jones has been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief…Continue Reading

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

People Round-Up, Early October 2016

PEOPLE Brian O’Leary began as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group on October 3, succeeding Mark Kuyper, who left after a year in the job. Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has left her position after five years. The Board of Directors has appointed L. Gordon Crovitz as interim…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-August 2016

PEOPLE Mark Kuyper is leaving his position as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, where he had served for a year. Previously he was President/CEO at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.  At HarperCollins, VP and Executive Editor Hugh Van Dusen is to retire on August 30. Lisa Erickson returned to the Crown Publishing…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2015

PEOPLE Gail Gonzales is joining Rodale on June 15th as VP, Associate Publisher in the Trade Books division, replacing Kristin Kiser. Gonzales has been at Simon & Schuster as Director of Integrated Marketing. Harper Children’s President and Publisher Susan Katz is retiring after 30 years with the company.  Suzanne Murphy has been hired as her successor.  She…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2015

PEOPLE Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as Editorial Director.  She was most recently US Publisher at Kyle Books and previously, Executive Editor at DK. Robert Riger is leaving his position as VP & Director, Pimsleur Foreign Language Programs at Simon & Schuster Audio in mid-March.  Previously, he held positions at Barnes and Noble, Penguin, and Sparknotes and was a co-founder of Market Partners…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Late August 2014

PEOPLE Michael Sand, previously Executive Editor at Little, Brown is joining Abrams as VP, Publisher, Adult Trade on September 22nd. Also, Miriam Tribble has joined Abrams as Editor, Calendars, Licenses & Custom Publishing She will report to Lindley Boegehold, who is Editorial Director of that department. She was previously Associate Product Development Manager at The Metropolitan…Continue Reading