Crown Publishing Group president and publisher Maya Mavjee continues to fine-tune the division’s organizational structure. In the latest realignment, Mavjee is moving the Watson-Guptill and Amphoto Books imprints into the Ten Speed Press unit, while Potter Craft will now fall under the responsibility of Pam Krauss, senior v-p and publisher of Clarkson Potter. Potter Craft, along with W-G and Amphoto, had been under Victoria Craven, who will be leaving Crown July 31, along with some other editors.
All three imprints publish titles in art and photography instruction, craft, and performing arts and reference areas, and the move, Mavjee said in a memo “unifies these three programs with like-minded imprints under experienced publishing leadership.” Ten Speed, which is based in San Francisco under v-p and publisher Aaron Wehner, will be “a creatively dynamic and highly supportive new home for Watson-Guptill’s front- and backlist authors,” Mavjee wrote, noting that under this new arrangement, books will continue to be issued under the Watson-Guptill and Amphoto Books imprints, including new titles as well as backlist. Responsibility for the editorial development, design, and marketing of Potter Craft titles will continue to reside within Potter in New York.