Simon & Schuster moved quickly to replace Mark Gompertz as head of Touchstone Fireside, appointing Stacy Creamer v-p and publisher of the imprint. Earlier this week, Gompertz was named executive v-p, Digital Publishing. Creamer has been v-p and editor-in-chief of Random House’s Broadway Books imprint, where she edited such titles as the Pulitzer Prizing-winning Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon, Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada and Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald.
At S&S, Creamer will report to Martha Levin, executive v-p and publisher of the Free Press, who observed that Creamer “has a proven eye for high-quality books that have broad appeal.” Creamer will start May 11. Gompertz will continue to oversee the Howard Books imprint.
In a note to employees of the Crown Publishing Group, home to Broadway, division president Jenny Frost assured the staff that Random remains committed to Broadway. She said the company is looking for someone to succeed Creamer as editor-in-chief as well as a new senior editor.