Former publisher at Twelve Cary Goldstein will join Simon & Schuster’s trade imprint as vp, executive director of publicity and senior editor on June 3. In his new role, Goldstein will supervise the S&S publicity department and acquire a select number of fiction and nonfiction titles. “Cary Goldstein brings great intelligence, creativity, and enterprise to every book he works on, as a publicity director and as an editor,” writes publisher Jonathan Karp, who launched Twelve in 2006 with Goldstein as director of publicity and acquiring editor, in the announcement. “I know Cary will thrive at this dual role because I saw him do it brilliantly at Twelve. I’m elated to be working with him again.”
With Goldstein’s hiring, current publicity director Tracey Guest will leave S&S on May 31 after more than 15 years with the imprint. Karp commented in a separate memo: “Tracey has been a superb manager of the publicity department and a generous mentor to all of the publicists at the imprint. She has also been a capable and effective leader through the digital transformation of book publicity as a champion of e-galleys and other new technologies. We have benefitted greatly from Tracey’s professionalism, depth of experience, and good humor, as have our authors.”
Former Ingram ceo Skip Prichard has been named president and ceo of OCLC, succeeding Jay Jordan, who will retire on June 30 after 15 years overseeing the company. Prichard will start on June 3 as president-elect and transition to the full role on July 1.
The Rupert Heath Literary Agency will provide foreign rights, promotional and administrative services to the Elise Dillsworth Agency, which will continue to operate independently.
Milane Christiansen, founder and proprietor of The Book Works in Del Mar, CA, died in her home on April 21 at the age of 70. The cause was complications of ALS. Christiansen operated The Book Works from 1976 through 2006, and in 2011 co-founded the “Good Earth/Great Chefs” series in Rancho Santa Fe. A memorial service will be held at the San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Due to an editing error, Thursday’s excerpt from our fall/winter preview in BUZZ BOOKS 2013 incorrectly noted that Michael Thomas’s memoir THE BROKEN KING, which Grove/Atlantic will publish in February, was fiction.