Tag Archives: Simon & Schuster

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, Early March, 2024

PEOPLE Co-Founders Madeline McIntosh, Nina von Moltke and Don Weisberg announced the launch of Authors Equity, a new collaborative book publisher.  McIntosh holds the title of CEO and Publisher, von Moltke is President and Weisberg is Senior Advisor. In addition Robin Desser has been named Editorial Advisor,  Carly Gorga is Chief Marketing Officer and Andrea…Continue Reading

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 February, 2024

PEOPLE Bloomsbury Publishing has appointed Sabrina McCarthy as president of Bloomsbury US, effective in early April.  McCarthy will report to CEO Nigel Newton and also sit on Bloomsbury’s global executive committee. Previously, she was the VP and general manager of Ingram Publisher Services.  See Promotions, below, for changes at Ingram.   Senior editor Daniel Loedel is…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-December, 2023

Happy Holidays from the Editors  PEOPLE At Simon & Schuster, Judy Clain will be joining on January 16 as SVP and publisher of the relaunched Summit Books Imprint, reporting to CEO Jonathan Karp. She had been with Little, Brown & Company since 2011. Avery editor-in-chief Caroline Sutton has left Penguin Random House and will join…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 November 2023

PEOPLE At Penguin Random House,  Roseanne Serra, VP and director of art and design and Paul Buckley, senior VP and executive creative designer have left Penguin Publishing Group. Sabrina Papas has joined Penguin Random House Canada as marketing and publicity coordinator. Alex Lu has joined Random House Children’s Books as editor for Random House Graphic,…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 10/16- 10/20

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. How will Simon & Schuster be affected by the sale to KKR?  Is Scholastic enabling book bans?  Why…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid October 2023

PEOPLE At Wiley CEO Brain Napack has left the company after six years. Matthew Kissner, took over as interim CEO; he was previously group executive and board chair, and acted as interim CEO from May to December in 2017.    At Penguin Random House, Nicholas Latimer, VP and senior director of publicity and Victoria Wilson,…Continue Reading