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People Round-Up, Mid-March 2019

PEOPLE Many changes in Children’s Books: Arthur Levine, Publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books, is leaving Scholastic “to form his own independent publishing company.” His backlist, including the Harry Potter series, remains at Scholastic. At Random House Books for Young Readers, Sonali Fry joins as VP, Publishing Director, effective March 29. She was formerly Publisher…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2019

PEOPLE Effective March 25, Wibke Grütjen, formerly VP, Digital Marketing at Macmillan, joins Hachette Book Group as SVP, Chief Marketing Officer. In other company news, Samantha Gentry, previously Associate Editor at Crown Books for Young Readers, has joined as Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as Editor. Following the restructuring of Macmillan’s sales team, Jeff…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2019

PEOPLE Mauro DiPreta has joined the William Morrow Group as SVP, Executive Editor. Previously he was VP and Publisher at Hachette Book Group. Lonely Planet has named Luis Cabrera its President and CEO. He joins from BCG Digital Ventures, where he was Partner. Berrett-Koehler’s board of directors has selected David Marshall as the company’s new…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2019

PEOPLE Maya Mavjee joins Macmillan on March 1 as President, Publishing Strategy. She was formerly President and Publisher of the Crown Publishing Group. At Penguin Random House, Donna Passannante has joined as SVP, Marketing & Public, for the audio group.  She was, until recently, VP, Executive Director at the Crown Publishing Group. Naomi Kleinberg, Editorial…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-March 2018

PEOPLE Mitzi Angel, President for Adult Publishing at Faber & Faber, will return to the US “later this year” to take over as Publisher, SVP of Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Jonathan Galassi is leaving that position but will remain as President and will continue to acquire and edit books. At Celadon Books, Anne Twomey will…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2018

PEOPLE Fritz Foy has become the new President and Publisher of Tom Doherty Associates, while Tom Doherty moves into the role of Chairman. At Holt, Michael Signorelli has left his position as Senior Editor and can be reached at [email protected] And Holly Ingraham, formerly Editor at St. Martin’s, is leaving that role to launch Holly…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2018

PEOPLE Timothy Mantel joins Barnes & Noble as Chief Merchandising Officer. He previously held that role at GNC. At Igloo Books, Darren Witherall has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. He was previously President at Parragon and will work from the UK office. In the US office, Bonnie Hunter and Jeremy Nurnberg have both been named…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2018

PEOPLE Judith Curr has left her position as President and Publisher of Atria after nineteen years with Simon & Schuster. A search will be conducted for her replacement; in the meantime, Peter Borland and Suzanne Donohue will oversee Atria’s editorial and publishing activities. Amid many changes at F+W since the departure of CEO Tom Beusse…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2018

PEOPLE Jason Rekulak has resigned as Publisher of Quirk Books after 18 years with the company. Brett Cohen, President, will assume the responsibilities of publisher, and the company will conduct a search for a new Editorial Director. Rachel Chou joins Celadon Books as Associate Publisher. Previously, she was General Manager and Chief Content Officer for…Continue Reading