Tag Archives: Hachette Books

People Round-Up, Mid-May 2023

PEOPLE SVP of finance and publishing operations for the HarperCollins US General Books Group, Len Marshall will retire on June 16. Maribeth Casey and Barbara Blasucci left Hachette Book Group last week as part of the voluntary resignation benefits program. Carol Meadows, Denise Atkinson, Celeste Aiello Gordon, and Linda Jamison left HBG last week as…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early April 2023

PEOPLE At Open Road Integrated Media, Robert Zaffiris has been named CFO/COO, succeeding Charles Gallagher. Zaffiris was previously DFO/COO, Consumer and Technology Group at HarperCollins. ReedPop President Lance Festerman is leaving the company. He was a former director of BookExpo America and New York Comic Con. At Macmillan, joins as VP of Strategy and Investments….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-May 2022

PEOPLE Julia Sommerfeld, Publisher of Amazon Publishing, has been named Head of Brilliance Publishing, in addition to her existing duties. Christopher Werner joins as Editorial Director; he worked previously as Executive Editor for Amazon Publishing. At Pearson, Sulaekha Kolloru has joined as Chief Strategy Officer. Most recently she was VP of International Portfolio Strategy and…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early July 2021

PEOPLE On August 1, Cindy Loh will join Ameet Publishing in the newly-created role of Publisher, leading Ameet’s LEGO Books publishing program. She was most recently Publishing Director at Bloomsbury US. At Penguin Random House, Jay Franco joins as Director, Premium & Diversified Sales. He was formerly Director, Special Sales at DK. Leis Pederson returns…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-March 2021

PEOPLE At Quirk Books, Brett Cohen is resigning as President and Publisher after twenty years with the company. Founder and owner David Borgenicht will return to his previous role as President. Jhanteigh Kupihea has been named Publisher and will lead the creative group. Monika Hewlett has also departed her position as VP, Director of Sales….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-December 2019

PEOPLE On January 2, Audible founder Don Katz will turn over his position as CEO to Bob Carrigan, who was previously Chairman and CEO at Dun & Bradstreet. Katz will transition to Executive Chairman. Ken Michaels, CEO of Macmillan Learning since 2015, has resigned. At Tor, Katie Klimowicz, formerly Senior Designer at Macmillan Children’s Publishing…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early November 2019

PEOPLE Anne Messitte, EVP at Knopf Doubleday and Vintage/Anchor, will depart the company in December “amid a company restructuring,” reports the AP. Suzanne Herz, EVP, Executive Director of Publishing at Doubleday, will expand her role to succeed Messitte as Publisher of Vintage/Anchor. At Penguin Books, Kathryn Court, who has served as President and Publisher since…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early April 2019

PEOPLE Mary Ann Naples will join as VP, Publisher for Hachette Books on April 22. She was previously VP, Publisher at Disney Book Group. At JIMMY Paterson Books, T.S. Ferguson, lately Editor at Harlequin Teen/Inkyard Press, joins as Editor. Joe Davidson, lately Editor at Rizzoli, joins Black Dog & Leventhal in the same position. Annette…Continue Reading

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