Tag Archives: William Morrow

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 May 2023

PEOPLE Simon & Schuster announced that former executive Dawn Davis will return to the publishing house as senior v-p and publisher of 37 Ink and executive editor of the S&S trade imprint. Davis moves to S&S from Condé Nast, where since 2020 she has been editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit and Epicurious. At Scribner, Kassandra Rhoads…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 February 2023

PEOPLE Madeline McIntosh is stepping down as CEO of Penguin Random House US. At Random House Group, Angelin Adams, Editorial Director, Design & Culture, adds the title of Editorial Director, Potter Gift. She succeeds the recently-retired Lindley Boegehold. At Knopf, Quynh Do joins as Senior Editor. Most recently she was Senior Editor at Zando. Jessica Kastner Keene,…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, Early November 2022

PEOPLE Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, founding VP and Publisher of Harper Horizon, will succeed Angela Bole as CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Bole will remain until the end of November before beginning her role as CEO of the Firebrand Group. At Penguin Random House, David Phethean, VP, Mass Merchandise, National Accounts and Distributor Sales, will…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-October 2022

PEOPLE At Penguin Random House, SVP, Director of Publishing Operations Sue Malone-Barber will retire at the end of the year. Felicia Frazier, SVP, Children’s and Educational Sales, is departing to launch a new venture, to be announced. At Tarcher Perigee, Editorial Director Sara Carder has departed and can be reached at sarakatecarder@gmail.com. Jordan Rodman, previously…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-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