Adams Media editor Peter Archer died unexpectedly at home last week. He joined Adams in 2007 after teaching college history and working at Dungeons & Dragons publisher TSR, and worked extensively on Adams’s role-playing game books and other titles. VP publisher Karen Cooper said, “It’s difficult to imagine a more gentle-hearted, learned, or humble man than […]
Former academic publisher Michael Holdsworth, 73, died September 9 of a heart attack while vacationing in France. Cambridge University Press, where he worked until 2006, called him, “Arguably the strongest publishing presence in the entire organization with a well-justified reputation as one of the most original, thoughtful and clear-sighted non-fiction book publishers in the world.” […]
Penguin Random House vp, backlist sales Candice Chaplin, 53, died on Wednesday. She had cancer. In a statement, Penguin Random House said, “As VP, Director, Backlist Sales, her storied career with Penguin Random House was not only marked by her leadership and fierce sense of what was required for success but her unwavering friendship and […]
Longtime president of Thames & Hudson for over 30 years before his retirement in 2010 — and author of books including Lifestyle and The Mole — Peter Warner, 79, died on September 9 from complications due to MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, please honor him with donations […]
Penguin Random House vp, director, digital strategy and consumer engagement Erika Seyfried, 36, died in Vermont on Sunday. She had been staying at a vacation home with her husband near the Saxtons River and was reported missing after leaving to walk her dog. Penguin Random House said Seyfried, “Established herself as a marketing leader through […]
A memorial for the late Lynn C. Franklin, who passed away on July 19, will be held on Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00 pm at The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66 Street, in New York City.