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  • Cheryl Klein Named Editorial Director of Algonquin Young Readers

    Klein, who previously served as editorial director of Lee & Low, will report to publisher Stacy Lellos.

  • IBPA's Angela Bole Named to Head Firebrand Group

    Bole, current CEO of the trade association Independent Book Publishers Association, will leave that role on November 30 to take over as CEO of the publishing technology company Firebrand Group. At Firebrand, Bole will succeed company founder and CEO Fran Toolan on February 1, 2023.

  • Kent Watson Named Executive Director of SPD

    Watson takes the reins following interim executive director Cindy Myers, who stepped in to lead Small Press Distribution after the resignation of Brent Cunningham.

  • Emi Ikkanda Named Executive Editor at Tiny Reparations Books

    Ikkanda will join the Penguin Random House imprint as executive editor on August 1. She will also acquire selectively for Dutton and Plume.

  • Elizabeth Whiting to Succeed Alan Smagler at Scholastic

    Elizabeth Whiting has been promoted to v-p of trade sales at Scholastic Trade Publishing, effective June 1, succeeding Alan Smagler, who will transition to a consulting role.

  • U.S. Book Show 2022: Wendy Pearl

    From her early career as a jack-of-all-marketing-trades to her present position representing adult titles for Penguin and for PRH distribution clients, Bay Area sales rep Wendy Pearl has had a front-row seat to the book trade.

  • U.S. Book Show 2022: Katie McGarry

    Clarion Books editorial director Anne Hoppe wasn’t exaggerating when she observed that HarperCollins rep Katie McGarry’s “idea of a vacation is to go work at her local library, putting books directly into the hands of readers.”

  • U.S. Book Show 2022: David Mallmann

    David Mallmann, who describes his territory as the “Greater Midwest,” is an indefatigable road warrior.

  • U.S. Book Show 2022: Kurtis Lowe

    Even among sales reps, who typically don’t mind a commute, Kurtis Lowe of Book Travelers West relishes a road trip.

  • U.S. Book Show 2022: Randy Hickernell

    As far as Hachette Book Group field rep Randy Hickernell is concerned, although the world has changed since he became a rep in 1979, his repping style has, fundamentally, remained the same—even since the onset of the pandemic.

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: 25 Years of Financial Advice Books

    It has been 25 years since the original publication of 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money—That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!' a book that was originally self-published. Since its release, the book has remained a bestseller, having sold upward of 44 million copies.

  • Jon Yaged to Succeed Don Weisberg at Macmillan

    Weisberg will step down as CEO of Macmillan Publishers at the end of 2022, with Yaged tapped as the successor to his position as CEO of Macmillan Publishers US.

  • Anthony Goff Named President of Blackstone Publishing

    Goff, who stepped down as senior v-p and publisher at Hachette Audio in February, has taken over as president of Blackstone Publishing, effective today. He will report to CEO Josh Stanton.

  • Susan Bolotin, Longtime Publisher of Workman, Retires

    Bolotin helmed Workman Publishing for 22 years, after being recruited by Peter Workman in 2000 to be editorial director. She has retired as of May 1.

  • Kim Kelly's 'Fight Like Hell' Examines the Rebound of Unions

    As public opinion of unions reaches a 40-year high, a new book by the journalist and union organizer offers lessons and inspiration for workers in any industry.

  • Sherrod, Littlefield to Join Little, Brown

    Tracy Sherrod joins Little, Brown and Company as v-p and executive editor, and Alex Littlefield will join the house as executive editor.

  • People Who Shaped the Book Business

    A glance at the movers and shakers over a century, and some who have starred in the past 25 years (reprinted from PW's 125th Anniversary issue in July 1997)

  • Tracy Sherrod to Leave Amistad

    Sherrod, the v-p and editorial director of Amistad, will leave the HarperCollins imprint after nearly a decade to "pursue a new endeavor."

  • Kelly, Smart Named Co-CEOs at DK

    Paul Kelly and Rebecca Smart will take over as co-CEOs of DK worldwide June 1 when its current CEO, Carsten Coesfeld, moves to head Bertelsmann Investments.

  • Gayatri Patnaik Named Director of Beacon Press

    Following Helene Atwan's retirement, Patnaik has been promoted to director, effective July 30.

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