Black Dog & Leventhal founder and publisher J.P. Leventhal will leave the company on December 31. The imprint becomes part of Running Press, reporting to vp and publisher Kristin Kiser, effective immediately. Hachette Book Group ceo Michael Pietsch says, “J.P. Leventhal has been a force in publishing, an original, and a splendid collaborator. His genius for bringing visual content into books in new ways has brought joy to millions of readers. It has been a pleasure having him and his team become part of HBG, and we look forward to his DNA living on in the imprint he created.”
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jim O’Neill, most recently with Achieve3000, has joined as evp and general manager of core curriculum. Matthew Mugo Fields has joined in the new role of evp and general manager of supplemental curriculum. Previously he was with McGraw-Hill Education. Rose Else-Mitchell has been promoted to evp and chief learning officer and Amy Dunkin has been promoted to svp and chief marketing officer. Alejandro Reyes joins from Laureate Education as svp and chief people officer. Trish Torizzo joins as svp and chief information officer. She previously held IT leadership positions at Charles River Laboratories, National Grid and Boston Scientific. Vicki Boyd has been promoted to evp and general manager, Heinemann.
The Pennsylvania State University Press has acquired ancient Near East and biblical studies publisher Eisenbrauns as a new imprint.
At Macmillan Children’s, Melissa Zar has been promoted to senior marketing manager and Johanna Kirby has been promoted to marketing manager.
The Library of Congress is launching a Librarians-in-Residence pilot program to support early career librarians. Up to four applicants will receive six-month paid residencies starting June 2018. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden says, “The Library of Congress will benefit from their energy and creative thinking, and they will benefit from the hands-on experience of working with the scale and variety of the national collections, side-by-side with top innovators on the Library’s staff.”
Consortium will distribute Black, Inc., Fitzcarraldo Editions, Oberon Books, and School of Life starting January 1, 2018.