Workman Publishing has named ceo and president of their Storey Publishing and Timber Press imprint Dan Reynolds as ceo of Workman. Reynolds will “transition into the role immediately, and relocate to New York City full-time on October 1.” He joined the company in 2001 when Workman purchased Storey. Reynolds takes over following the death of founder Peter Workman in April 2013. Former Workman group publisher Bob Miller, thought to have been in line to lead the company, was dismissed abruptly just days before Workman’s death last year.
Wednesday’s announcement finally makes clear the leadership structure across the company. Carolan Workman remains as executive chair of the board and President, and her daughter Katie Workman is formally named vp of strategic marketing and business development. Susan Bolotin, who had been acting publisher of the Workman imprint, formally becomes publisher and editorial director, and Andrew Beckman is promoted to publisher of Timber Press. All 5 imprint publishers will report to Reynolds, along with coo Glenn D’Agnes and chief sales and marketing officer Walter Weintz.
The announcement says: “Reynolds’s mandate in this new role is to grow all five imprints of Workman Publishing: Workman, Algonquin Books, Artisan Books, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. He will be immersed in the generation of ideas and packaging, while finding new ways to get the company’s rich list of books and authors into different types of accounts. Along with the publishers of each imprint and the senior leadership team, Reynolds will develop and publish books in formats that are as surprising and pleasurable as their content is rich. Carolan Workman says, “This is absolutely brilliant. Katie and I are thrilled. It’s a perfect match.”