Tag Archives: Knopf Books for Young Readers

People Round-Up, Mid-September 2022

PEOPLE Jeff Mathews joins Scholastic as EVP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Previously he was Managing Partner at Gagnier Communications. At Timber Press, VP and Publisher Andrew Beckman will retire effective December 16. He will be succeeded by Kathryn Juergens, presently Associate Publisher and Director of Marketing and Publicity. Jennifer Benka is departing her position…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2019

PEOPLE At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mike Evans, has been named Chief Revenue Officer; he was formerly CFO at McGraw-Hill Education. Rakia Clark joins as Senior Editor; she was most recently Senior Editor at Beacon Press. Marleen Reimer, formerly Senior Scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates, joins as Subsidiary Rights Manager. At HMH Books for Young…Continue Reading

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

Kidlit at BookExpo: Focusing on Learning and Tough Topics

Programming at this year’s BookExpo fell into 5 tracks: independent bookselling, marketing and engagement, business of publishing, readers and authors, and global insight. While the bulk of the programming seemed to be for readers and authors, particularly on Friday, there was a smattering of panels about business and networking. But really, the big focus of…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early December 2016

PEOPLE Gail Brussel has joined Penguin Press as Publicity Manager; she most recently ran her own PR company, Gail Brussel Book Publicity. Kelly Joseph is joining McClelland & Stewart on December 5 in the newly-created role of Publishing Manager. She spent the last eight years at House of Anansi Press, serving most recently as Managing…Continue Reading