Tag Archives: American Booksellers Association

People Round Up, Mid March, 2024

PEOPLE Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe will exit his role once his contract expires in 2026.   At Penguin Random House, Suzanne Herz is rejoining Penguin Random House as publisher of John Grisham, on April 15th, and will report to chief revenue officer Jaci Updike. Alessandra Scarpaci has joined Random House Children’s Books as publicity assistant. At Putnam, Regina…Continue Reading

People Round Up, Mid January, 2024

PEOPLE Liz Perl, EVP and chief marketing officer at Simon & Schuster, will retire on February 2. She first joined S&S in 2008 after three years as publisher of Rodale Books. Firebrand Group announced that Tom Shawver has been named chief technology officer of Firebrand Technologies and NetGalley, starting January 16. Previously, Shawver served as…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid November 2023

PEOPLE Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch, is transitioning to the role of Chairman, and will be succeeded by Hachette UK CEO, David Shelley, who will take on both HBG and HUK roles.  Richard Kiston, deputy CEO of Hachette UK, will be taking on the same role for Hachette Book Group. COO Joe Mangan has…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early March 2023

PEOPLE Nina von Moltke, President and Director of Strategic Development at Penguin Random House, is leaving the company in May. In other PRH news Marissa Secreto joins Penguin Random House Audio as Marketing Associate. At Random House Children’s, Isabelle Snyder joins as Junior Designer, Brand and Licensed. At HarperCollins, SVP, International Sales David Wolfson has…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-January 2023

PEOPLE Dan Schwartz has been named SVP, CFO for HarperCollins, effective January 23. He was previously CFO at Macmillan. Gina Centrello, longtime President and Publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, is retiring from her position. She will serve as a strategic advisor to the US board going forward. At Penguin Random House, Vaishali Nayak,…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-April 2022

PEOPLE Paula Amendolara joins Sourcebooks as SVP of Sales. She was most recently VP and Director of Sales, National Accounts at Simon & Schuster. At Sourcebooks Fire, Karen Masnica joins as Associate Director of Marketing & Publicity; she was previously Senior Marketing Manager at Simon & Schuster. At Diamond Book Distributors, Rich Johnson joins as…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early April 2022

PEOPLE At Beacon Press, Gayatri Patnaik has been named Director, effective June 30, following the retirement of longtime director Helen Atwan. Patnaik has worked at Beacon for twenty years, most recently as Publisher. Avideh Bashirrad joins One World and Dial Press as SVP and Deputy Publisher. She was previously SVP, Deputy Publisher at Random House. Tiffani Ren also joins One…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2022

PEOPLE At Zibby Books, Jeanne Emanuel, previously at WBUR and Ingram, joins as Chief Operating Officer. Bridie Loverro joins as Editor. At Beacon Press, Helene Atwan will retire as Director on July 29. A successor will be named in April. At Audible, James Finn joins as Head of Content Marketing. He has worked in the past as EVP,…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2021

PEOPLE Four months after acquiring Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins has announced its integration plans. HarperCollins will launch a yet-unnamed adult imprint to be led by Deb Brody, formerly VP and Publisher for HMH Adult Trade and now VP and Editorial Director at William Morrow. The children’s imprints and HMH Productions, now rebranded as HarperCollins Productions,…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early February 2021

PEOPLE Jon Yaged has been named President at Macmillan, filling the position vacated by Don Weisberg when he became CEO last year after the surprise departure of Jon Sargent. Jeff Carroll, EVP, Marketing & Consumer Strategy, is departing the company after that position was eliminated. Meghan Leahy moves over to Macmillan as Sales Representative; she…Continue Reading