Following the announced departure of James Melton, Baker & Taylor has hired Jeff Leonard as their new cfo and evp, starting later this month. Most recently he was vp, finance and treasurer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, prior to which he spent seven years at Hughes Supply.Release
His son Stepan Solzhenitsyn told the AP that the Nobel-winning author died late Sunday, “but declined further comment.”AP
The Boston Globe focuses on editor Roland Pease’s consistently sharp judgment in discovering great fiction writers. He edited the US version of Rawi Hage’s DENIRO’S GAME, before Hage won this year’s IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. For 15 years at his own company Zoland Books, and now as an editor for Steerforth Press (which bought Zoland), Pease was the first publisher of Ha Jin; Peter Behrens’ Governor General’s Award-winner THE LAW OF DREAMS; AND MORE. “Four of his past five titles, including Castle Freeman’s Go With Me, were named to Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series, said Chip Fleischer, […]
Just promoted to publisher of the Bloomsbury after the departure of Karen Rinaldi for Rodale as general manager and publisher of the books division, Colin Dickerman is now leaving the house to join Rinaldi again and serve as vp, publishing director at Rodale Books, overseeing the narrative non-fiction list, starting September 2. Dickerman was at Bloomsbury for 8 years. Walker & Company publisher George Gibson will take the position of publishing director for all of Bloomsbury USA. President Richard Charkin comments, “George has the experience and publishing skill to build further our author roster and our market position in the […]
Sarah Melnyk has joined St. Martin‘s Minotau as a senior publicist. She was previously at Harcourt. At Yale University Press, Jean Thomson Black has been promoted to executive editor. She works in the areas of science, medicine, and technology. Distributor Consortium will offer free freight terms to trade accounts beginning August 1. With this change, accounts will receive the same discount terms when ordering from Perseus Books, Perseus Distribution Services (PDS), Publishers Group West (PGW), or Consortium.
Overlook Press has hired David Falk as director of sales & marketing, reporting directly to publisher Peter Mayer and also “assisting him in numerous sales and publishing related activities.” Most recently he was director of national accounts at Houghton Mifflin, and prior to that he was a buyer at Baker & Taylor and a store manager at Barnes & Noble. Daisy Hutton will join Thomas Nelson as vp of international licensing in September. She has been rights director at Harvard Business Press. Publisher of management research books and journals Emerald Group opened a US subsidiary based in Cambridge, MA in […]