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  • Habash Departs, Varno Named Fiction Reviews Editor at PW; Cramer Goes Full-Time

    David Varno has been named fiction reviews editor, effective November 18, replacing Gabe Habash, who will leave the company on November 15. Phoebe Cramer is now a full-time associate reviews editor, covering genre fiction.

  • Herz Up, Messitte Out at Knopf Doubleday

    Suzanne Herz, executive v-p and executive director of publishing at Doubleday, will replace Anne Messitte as publisher of Vintage/Anchor; Messitte will leave the company in December. Todd Doughty has been promoted to senior v-p and deputy publisher at Doubleday.

  • Gleick to Succeed Scharlatt as Algonquin Publisher

    Elisabeth Scharlatt, publisher of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, will retire on December 1 after 30 years with the company, and Workman Publishing has named editorial director Betsy Gleick the next head of the imprint.

  • Little Free Library, Founder's Family Clash Over Organization's Direction

    After Little Free Library, the Wisconsin nonprofit launched 10 years ago by the late Todd Bol, recently applied for three trademarks, Bol's family called foul, claiming that the literacy organization is dishonoring Bol's legacy.

  • Court to Retire, Tart Named to Head Penguin Books, Viking

    Kathryn Court, president and publisher of Penguin Books, will retire at the end of the year after 42 years at the publishing house. She will be succeeded in January 2020 by Viking Books president Brian Tart, who will take on additional and concurrent responsibilities as president and publisher of Penguin Books.

  • Grady Moves to Princeton Architectural Press

    The deputy publisher of William Morrow will leave HarperCollins for Princeton Architectural Press, where she will serve as publisher, effective November 4.

  • Megan Lynch Named Publisher at Flatiron

    Megan Lynch, currently editorial director at HarperCollins' Ecco imprint, will join Flatiron Books November 4 as senior v-p and publisher on November 4.

  • Allison Hill Named New ABA CEO

    The president and CEO of Vroman's Bookstore will succeed Oren Teicher as CEO of the American Booksellers Association on March 1 of next year.

  • IDW Makes Five Executive Hires

    IDW announced a group of new executive hires in its publishing division including Rebekah Cahalin, Tara McCrillis, Jud Meyers, Rosalind Morehead, and Anna Morrow.

  • Prosser Succeeds Goldstein at S&S

    Simon & Schuster has promoted Julia Prosser to v-p and director of publicity of the S&S imprint. Prosser succeeds Cary Goldstein, who is leaving the publisher to become head of curation at media start-up WaitWhat.

  • Jenn Baker, PW Superstar, on Diversity in Publishing

    Jennifer Baker is this year’s PW Star Watch Superstar. We spoke to Baker after her win about her experiences in the book business, the work she does to make the industry more diverse, and what needs to change in publishing.

  • Article by Caroline Calloway's 'Ghost Writer' Making Rounds in Hollywood

    Natalie Beach, who came out as the ghost writer for Instagram-influencer-turned-failed-memoirist Caroline Calloway in an article on the 'Cut,' is now being represented by CAA—and her viral piece has become a hot commodity in Hollywood.

  • AWP Board Refutes Fired Exec Director's Allegations

    The board of trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs strongly denied fired executive director Chloe Schwenke's allegations of transphobia in an open letter to its membership.

  • Einhorn Named President, Publisher of Henry Holt

    After a short stint, Ben Schrank has been replaced by Amy Einhorn as president and publisher of Henry Holt.

  • Remembering Susan Kamil

    Friends and colleagues mourn the loss of the late Random House publisher.

  • AWP Fires Executive Director, Who Alleges Discrimination

    Chloe Schwenke, who served for one year as interim executive director of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs before being officially named executive director about six months ago, has been let go.

  • PW Star Watch 2019 Finalists

    Introducing the five contenders for PW Star Watch 2019's "Superstar" award.

  • PW Star Watch 2019 Honorees

  • The Stars of 2019

    This year marks the fifth anniversary of Star Watch, a partnership between Publishers Weekly and the Frankfurter Buchmesse, which recognizes outstanding individuals who further the cultural and economic success of publishers, bookstores, and the industry at large.

  • Jeff Carroll to Head Macmillan Marketing

    The former Viacom v-p will join Macmillan as executive v-p of marketing and consumer strategy on September 3, reporting to Maya Mavjee, president of publishing strategy. Macmillan's central marketing team will now report to Carroll.

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