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  • Monkfish Names New Associate Publisher, Partners

    Jon M. Sweeney, previously of Orbis Books, has joined Monkfish Book Publishing Company as associate publisher. Sweeney joins Colin Rolfe and Anne McGrath as newly named partners, taking an equity interest in the company.

  • Margaret Walker Biographer Maryemma Graham Reveals the Woman Behind the Words

    In an authorized biography of the poet and writer, Graham reveals Walker’s work to unite writers and stand up for her beliefs.

  • Oni-Lion Forge Names New Editor-in-Chief

    As it gradually rebuilds its leadership team, the graphic novel publisher has appointed former Boom! Studios executive editor Sierra Hahn its editor-in-chief.

  • The London Book Fair's New Director Looks Ahead

    Gareth Rapley, the third director of the London Book Fair in the past four years, will be overseeing his first fair as director this April.

  • An Author’s Thank You to Gina Centrello

    Author Lorenzo Carcaterra looks back at nearly a quarter century working with the retired Random House editor.

  • Madeline McIntosh to Step Down as CEO of PRH US

    About three weeks after Gina Centrello retired as president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, McIntosh announced that she will step down as CEO of Penguin Random House in the very near future.

  • The Publishing World According to Stephen Rubin

    The well-connected publishing executive provides a top-down look at the industry—and more than a few harsh appraisals of notable peers—in a new memoir.

  • Krump, Williams, DiPreta Up at William Morrow

    Emily Krump and Jessica Williams have each been promoted to v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Fiction, while Mauro DiPreta has been promoted to senior v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Nonfiction.

  • Jack Shoemaker, Founding Editor of Counterpoint Press, Retires

    During a career that began in 1965 as a California bookseller, Shoemaker founded North Point Press and Counterpoint Press, publishing such authors as Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, MFK Fisher, Guy Davenport, James Salter, Barry Lopez, Anne Lamott, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Robert Hass, and Banana Yoshimoto.

  • New Leadership at Rizzoli International

    Marco Ausenda has stepped down as president and CEO of Rizzoli, titles he has held since 2002, and assumed the positions of chairman of the boards of Rizzoli International Publications and Rizzoli Bookstores. Stefano Peccatori will succeed Ausenda.

  • Peter Cannon, Calvin Reid Retire from 'PW'

    Cannon, senior reviews editor, and Reid, senior news editor, have retired from 'Publishers Weekly' ​after 23 and 36 years, respectively.

  • Gina Centrello Retires from Random House

    Centrello, head of the Random House Publishing Group (“Little Random”) since 2003, has retired. In her memo to employees, PRH CEO Madeline McIntosh said she will take her time in developing a plan to find Centrello's successor.

  • New Year, New You: Major Book Biz Job Changes This Week

    A series of notable position changes in the industry this week at Anime NYC, Chicago Distribution Center, Henry Holt, and more.

  • Saluting Tattered Cover Founder Joyce Meskis

    Former Tattered Cover owner Joyce Meskis is being remembered not only as a pioneer in bookselling circles but also a staunch supporter of the First Amendment.

  • The Legacy of Penguin Random House's Markus Dohle

    When he steps down at the end of 2022, Markus Dohle will leave the world’s largest trade publisher bigger, and more profitable, than when he was first tapped to run it.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Florence Pan

    One of the most influential figures in the publishing business year came from outside of it: Judge Florence Pan, who presided over the trial that would eventually support the Department of Justice’s attempt to block Penguin Random House’s purchase of Simon & Schuster on antitrust grounds.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Michael Jacobs

    When Michael Jacobs took over as CEO of Harry Abrams in 2004, an important part of his mandate was to diversify what was then the leading illustrated book publisher in the country. Jacobs, who handed the CEO reins over to Mary McAveney at the end of November, succeeded in building the company, now named Abrams, into one of the industry’s most vital midsize publishers.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Colleen Hoover

    Colleen Hoover is well on the way to selling more books in 2022 than Stephen King, James Patterson, and John Grisham.

  • PW 2022 Notable: The HarperCollins Union

    In perhaps the most significant organized labor effort at a U.S. publisher in almost 50 years, HarperCollins union members went on a lengthy strike this year.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Jeffrey and Pamela Blair

    Jeffrey Blair and Pamela Blair founded EyeSeeMe Bookstore in St. Louis to provide African-American children with access to books. This past year, they've provided access to banned books for students across Missouri and beyond.

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