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People Round Up, Mid February, 2024

PEOPLE Colin Shields, VP and executive director of global and international sales, is leaving Simon Schuster.  Laura Perciasepe, formerly senior editor at Riverhead Books/PRH, is joining Summit Books/S&S as executive editor.   Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray will move from HarperCollins to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group on April 15 They will set up a new…Continue Reading

People Round Up, Early January, 2024

PEOPLE Circana has announced organizational changes and, as a result, president U.S. Books,  Jonathan Stolper, will depart Circana and BookScan after 13 years heading the business.  He may be reached at jsto1984@gmail.com   Starting February 1st, longtime Client Development Executive Director David Walter will lead the US Books business under Circana’s Entertainment Sector.   Janice…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-August 2023

PEOPLE At Twelve, Publisher Sean Desmond has left the company and will join HarperCollins as VP, executive editor in September. The news came in a memo from HCCB President and Publisher, Suzanne Murphy. EVP, operations at HarperCollins, Larry Nevins, has decided to retire at the end of the year after 22 years at the company. …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-December 2022

PEOPLE Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle is stepping down at the end of the year and will also resign from Bertelsmann’s executive board. His interim successor is Nihar Malaviya, currently President and COO of Penguin Random House US. At DK, Scott Grande joins as VP, Commercial Finance & Operations for North America. He was…Continue Reading

People Round Up, Early August 2022

PEOPLE Two years after joining Simon & Schuster as publisher of the adult imprint, SVP Dana Canedy is stepping down to write a sequel to her memoir, A Journal for Jordan. Her sequel, which Simon & Schuster plans to publish in 2024, is currently untitled. Canedy was previously administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes. Diana Miller…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-June 2022

PEOPLE At Firebrand Group, founder and longtime head Fran Toolan will retire at the end of January 2023, to be succeeded by Angela Bole, presently CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Toolan will continue on as a member of the Firebrand board of directors. Tara Catogge has been named COO of Insight Editions and…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, Mid-March 2022

PEOPLE Margot Atwell has been named Executive Director and Publisher of The Feminist Press. She most recently worked as Director of Outreach and International for Kickstarter. At Melville House, Janet Joy Wilson joins as VP, Sales. She was previously Senior Executive Sales Director at Penguin Random House Canada. Leigh Nash will join House of Anansi…Continue Reading