In a pair of memos sent today, Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp announced some major changes to the organization of the flagship imprint. Beginning in early 2011, the staff of the imprint will be organized into small teams, each consisting of “approximately two editors, two publicists, and one marketing specialist. Our publishing teams will propose, develop, and execute their own publicity and marketing plans, from the moment of acquisition through paperback publication.” These teams will report to Karp and associate publisher Aileen Boyle.
In the second memo, Karp announced that Victoria Meyer, executive director of publicity, will be leaving the company. Noting the changes outlinked in the previous memo, Karp writes that “It became clear that we could not maintain the role of an executive director of publicity within this new structure.” Meyer, with S&S for 20 years, will remain with the company until October 15.