Ben Sevier will join Grand Central Publishing on February 27 as svp, publisher, reporting to Michael Pietsch. Sevier spent the past decade at Dutton, most recently as vp, publisher, and will join Hachette Book Group’s executive management board. He succeeds Jamie Raab, who is leaving the company at the end of this month.
Pietsch said in the announcement: “I have admired Ben Sevier’s work for many years. He is a superb publisher of commercial fiction and nonfiction both, and combines acquisitions acumen with strong marketing, team-building, financial, and leadership skills. I know he will work excitingly with Grand Central Publishing’s excellent staff and with HBG’s superb sales team. I’m excited to welcome Ben to HBG’s Executive Management Board and to the writers and literary agents GCP works with. I’m confident that they will value the energy, quality of thought, and close partnership that Ben is renowned for.”
Sevier added: “Grand Central is doing some of the most dynamic and effective publishing in the business, and taking the helm there is a rare opportunity to lead an already superb publishing program to greater heights. I’m thrilled to join GCP’s extraordinary and talented editorial and publishing teams. And I’m especially excited to begin working with GCP’s spectacular writers, many of whom I’ve been reading with pleasure for years, to help them achieve their goals.”