The Crown Publishing Group is reorganizing its imprint and publishing leadership structures. The changes, which take effect immediately, have resulted in, among other things, the departure of longtime editor Rick Horgan.
According to Crown president and publisher Maya Mavjee the changes were made to “create an even sharper direction and momentum" for each of Crown's publishing areas.
The division's narrative-based general interest nonfiction and fiction publishing programs, comprised of Crown Publishers, Hogarth, Broadway Books, Archetype, and Three Rivers Press, are being united under the leadership of Molly Stern, senior v-p, publisher, Crown Publishers, Hogarth, and Archetype. Under Stern's direction, the hardcover and trade paperback imprints will retain their distinct identities, with Stern continuing to report to Mavjee.
The position of Rick Horgan, v-p and executive editor, has been eliminated. Horgan has been with Crown for over nine years, and will remain with the company for a transition period to complete the editing of his existing list of forthcoming titles.
The existing roles, responsibilities, and reporting lines for all members of the publicity, marketing, production, production editorial, and managing editorial departments and teams that support each of the general trade imprints remain unchanged.
Aaron Wehner will now oversee the Clarkson Potter imprints as senior v-p, president and publisher of Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, and Harmony Books. He will also continue to report to Mavjee. Wehner will divide his time between New York and California, where Ten Speed is headquartered.
Pam Krauss will be stepping down from her current role as senior v-p, president and publisher of Clarkson Potter, and will be developing her own line of books within Potter that "take full advantage of her deep editorial experience."
Newly reporting to Wehner is Doris Cooper, v-p, associate publisher, Clarkson Potter; Diana Baroni, v-p, editorial director, Harmony Books; and Hannah Rahill, v-p, associate publisher, Ten Speed Press. Ten Speed editorial, marketing, publicity and marketing staff newly reports to Rahill.
Again, the Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, and Harmony Books imprints will maintain their separate identities and support teams. With the realignment, Clarkson Potter marketing director Maha Khalil will be leaving the company at the end of the month.
Tina Constable has been elevated to senior v-p, publisher of Crown Business, Crown Forum, and Religious Publishing, reporting to Mavjee. Newly reporting to Constable is Steve Cobb, president and publisher of WaterBrook Multnomah, Convergent, and Image.