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  • 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.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Bodour Al Qasimi

    Outgoing International Publishers Association president Bodour Al Qasimi, who is from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, has been the Arab world’s unofficial publishing ambassador since she came on the international publishing scene in 2007, after launching the Arabic-language children’s publishing house Kalimat.

  • PW’s 2022 People of the Year: The Defenders

    We recognize the librarians, booksellers, authors, publishers, and allies standing tall in the face of unprecedented attacks on the freedom to read.

  • Literary Luminaries Debate Diversity, Publishing's Moral Obligations at PEN Town Hall

    Authors Min Jin Lee, Chris Beha, and Roxane Gay and publishing veteran Erroll McDonald weighed in on a central issue in the book business.

  • Macmillan Picks New COO

    Ajay Roy, a publishing industry outsider with a background in customer, operational, and technology strategy, will become Macmillan's new chief operating officer on December 19.

  • Markus Dohle Steps Down as Penguin Random House CEO

    Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle has relinquished his position at the head of the publisher, “at his own request and on the best of mutual terms,” just weeks after a federal judge blocked the publisher’s attempt to acquire rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. PRH president and COO Nihar Malaviya will succeed Dohle on an interim basis.

  • Traci Lester to Leave the Center for Fiction

    Lester will step down as executive director of the Center for Fiction on January 1, and an interim director will be appointed until a permanent replacement can be found. Lester joined the Center in March 2021.

  • Mary McAveney to Succeed Michael Jacobs at Abrams

    After 19 years at Abrams, Michael Jacobs will step down as president and CEO later this month and will be succeeded by Mary McAveney, currently chief revenue officer and chief marketing officer at Open Road Integrated Media.

  • PW Star Watch 2022: Honorees

    A closer look at the PW Star Watch 2022 honorees.

  • PW Star Watch 2022: Finalists

    A closer look at the five PW Star Watch 2022 finalists.

  • PW Star Watch 2022: Publishing’s Brightest

    Our annual celebration of the rising stars of book publishing features profiles of 36 honorees and five finalists.

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