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  • Tauber Founds the Watermark Agency

    Mark Tauber, former publisher of HarperOne and who oversaw Chronicle's Prism imprint and audio division, has formed a new literary agency.

  • Hardie Grant Names North American Publisher

    Australia-based Hardie Grant Publishing has appointed Jenny Wapner to fill the newly created role of publisher of its North American operations.

  • Jones, Mairena, Stewart Join 'PW'; Morris Up in Digital Dept.

    At 'Publishers Weekly,' Iyana Jones has been named digital media coordinator, Nathalie Mairena has been hired as digital assistant, and Sophia Stewart has joined as editorial assistant. Mike Morris has been promoted to director of digital operations.

  • Denne Michele Norris Takes the Helm at 'Electric Literature'

    Denne Michele Norris has been named editor-in-chief of 'Electric Literature' starting on August 10. She succeeds Jess Zimmerman, who had held the role since 2017 before stepping away earlier this summer.

  • Craig White Takes Over from Randall White at EDC

    Longtime Educational Development Corp. chairman, CEO, and president Randall White has turned over leadership of the company to his son Craig White, who has been named CEO and president.

  • Peter Warwick Named CEO of Scholastic

    Peter Warwick, a Scholastic board member since 2014, has been named president and CEO of the company; Warwick is the third CEO in the publisher's history, and the first from outside of the Robinson family.

  • Pavlin Promoted to Editor-in-Chief at Knopf

    Jordan Pavlin, senior v-p and editorial director at Knopf, has been promoted to editor-in-chief, filling a vacancy that has been open since December 2019, when Sonny Mehta, the vaunted Random House imprint's longtime editor-in-chief, died.

  • Baker Launches Publishing Incubator

    Jon Baker, a literary scout who runs the firm Baker Literary Scouting, has created a summer-long program called the BLS Publishing Incubator that gives a work space in Jersey City to young people in publishing.

  • Forefront Names Gingerich Editorial Director

    Jennifer Gingerich moves to Forefront as editorial director after a brief stint at Nelson Books.

  • Here’s to You, Dick Robinson

    Scholastic’s leader since 1974, Robinson leaves behind a powerful legacy following his death at 84.

  • Andrew Weber Will Leave Macmillan

    Andrew Weber, global chief operating officer at Macmillan, will leave the publishing house at the end of May after eight years in the role. A successor has not yet been announced.

  • PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Marsha Wood

    When a new bookstore opens, Marsha Wood is likely to have had a hand in what books are on the shelf. In her 15 years with Ingram Content Group, she has helped more than 300 independent bookstores.

  • PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Gail Whitten

    Como Sales representative Gail Whitten has worked with booksellers and publishers large and small for nearly five decades.

  • PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Jason Rice

    Jason Rice began his wholesale sales career nearly 16 years ago at Bookazine, where he took phone orders from independent stores in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and also called on them to sell titles.

  • PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Richard McNeace

    McNeace, who calls on bookstores in California and New Mexico, as well as key museum accounts, is marking his 32nd year as a rep. He says that he has always considered himself more of a booksellers’ advocate than a publishers’ representative.

  • PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Toi Crockett

    Crockett has spent her 15-year publishing career at Simon & Schuster. She is currently field account manager, primarily for accounts in the Western states.

  • Pandemic Survey Finds NYC Writers, Lit Organizations Face Economic Loss

    A new survey examining the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s literary community found that 75% of the city’s literary organizations reported some financial loss over the last year, with some organizations reporting losses as high as $100,000.

  • Foy Retires from TDA, Succeeded by Pillai

    Fritz Foy has retired as president and publisher of Tom Doherty Associates and Devi Pillai has been promoted into both positions, effective immediately.

  • Bryerman Named PW CEO

    Cevin Bryerman has been promoted to CEO of PWxyz, parent company of 'PW,' and remains publisher of the magazine. Carl Pritzkat has been named chief operating officer, while Jim Milliot, Diane Roback, and Jonny Segura have been promoted to senior v-p. Joe Murray and Ryk Hsieh have both been promoted to v-p.

  • Mashariki to Head Audible Studios

    Audible has tapped Zola Mashariki to head Audible Studios. She will lead the creation of all original content at the studio and oversee its operations, as well as develop and implement content strategy.

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