Just in time for the holidays is this unique gift for publishing junkies or the perfect memento for your shelves of the year’s major event: Our comprehensive record of THE TRIAL: The DOJ’s Suit to Block Penguin Random House’s Acquisition of Simon & Schuster is now available in print as well. With the encouragement and assistance of our friends at Ingram Content Group and Lightning Source, this 1,194-page, 8.5 x 11 book maximizes the capabilities of print-on-demand — and weighs in at an impressive 6.7 pounds. The text was updated to include Judge Florence Pan’s full 80-page opinion and our […]
Archives for November 2022
Erik Platt has been promoted to director, advertising & audience development at the St. Martin's Publishing Group.
M. John Storey, 79, who founded Storey Publishing, died on November 26. Storey founded the company in 1983 with his wife Martha when they bought the publishing arm of Garden Way, and it was acquired by Workman in 2000. Dan Reynolds, former CEO of Storey, now svp & publisher of Workman, says, “John Storey was a passionate entrepreneur whose fascinating career reflects much of what was going on in the culture in which he lived, including the back to the land movement, the quest to be self-reliant, and the pursuit of an independent homesteading life…The valuable, trusted information contained in […]
Current evp and publisher of Perseus Books Susan Weinberg will take over as publisher of the Workman Publishing group on January 1, after Dan Reynolds retires. The publishers of Workman Adult and Aristan, Workman Calendars, Algonquin, Storey, and Timber Press will all report to Weinberg, along with marketing and publicity, and the group creative director. Weinberg says in the announcement, “The spirit of independent publishing at Workman is wonderfully familiar to me from my years at Perseus. I’m immensely proud of the contributions of the Perseus publishers and their teams to HBG and am excited and energized as I shift my […]
Columbia University Press will sell and market frontlist and backlist for Floating Opera Press and ERIS. CUP will distribute ERIS titles worldwide, and Floating Opera titles in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
As set in motion earlier this year, former ceo of Australian online bookseller Booktopia Tony Nash was re-elected to the company’s board — and at Nash’s instigation, directors Fiona Pak-Poy and Judy Slatyer resigned from the board. Director Su-Ming Wong resigned in September, and current non-executive chair of the board Chris Beare will step down once a new chair is appointed. The company is still looking for a new ceo as well. In his chairman’s address to the annual meeting, Beare indicated that, “Current year trading (fiscal year 2023) volumes and revenues are down around 20 percent from the same […]