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  • 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.

  • Nadxieli Nieto Is Reforging Flatiron Books

    After a long and winding road through the book business, the Macmillan imprint's executive editor found her way to Flatiron, where she's building a highly curated list that focuses on, and celebrates, writers of color.

  • Susan Winslow Named CEO at Macmillan Learning

    Winslow is the first woman to lead the Holtzbrinck-owned educational publisher, the sister company of the U.S.'s fifth-largest trade publisher. Winslow had been serving as president of the company since September 2020.

  • Margot Atwell Named Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press

    The former director of outreach and international for Kickstarter plans to build on the Press’s mission of centering marginalized voices.

  • In BIGNY's Wake, a New Book Forum for New York

    The New York Book Forum, a nonprofit organization founded by former board members of the Book Industry Guild of New York, will work to expand connections between the book industry and the general public and encourage literacy.

  • Lia Ronnen Named Publisher, Editorial Director at Workman

    Effective May 2, Ronnen will assume the role of publisher and editorial director of Workman's adult publishing program, all while continuing her role as publisher and editorial director of the Artisan imprint.

  • Gagliano Tapped to Head Boston Book Festival

    Gina Gagliano, founder and former publishing director of Random House Graphic, has been named executive director of the Boston Book Festival.

  • Leadership Change at Maria B. Campbell Associates

    On April 1, Agnes Ahlander Turner will take over as president of the scouting agency, while founder Maria Campbell assumes the role of executive chairman.

  • Erroll McDonald Remembers Jason Epstein

    Erroll McDonald, v-p and executive editor at Alfred A. Knopf, pays tribute to the legendary Random House editor and industry entrepreneur, who died February 4 at age 93.

  • Sarah Baker Elected Executive Director of SCBWI

    The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' board of directors has elected Sarah Baker the organization’s new executive director, succeeding the organization's cofounder, Lin Oliver.

  • Atwan to Retire from Beacon Press in July

    After 26 years as director of Beacon Press, Helene Atwan will retire July 29. During her tenure, Atwan put the press on sound financial footing while simultaneously publishing one of the most diverse lists in the industry.

  • Barbara Briel Named First Sourcebooks President

    Briel, who served as the publisher’s senior v-p and chief operating officer for the past 10 years, started her career with Sourcebooks as director of administration and finance in 2004.

  • Ana Maria Allessi Named V-P and Publisher of Hachette Audio

    Ana Maria Allessi has been named to head the combined Hachette Audio and Workman Audio departments following Hachette Book Group's purchase of Workman last fall.

  • Bogaards Launches Public Relations Firm

    Paul Bogaards, who resigned at the end of 2021 as executive v-p and deputy publisher at Knopf after a long career, has started Bogaards Public Relations LLC.

  • A Year in Reading 2021

    For the 'Millions,' 12 authors look back at 2021 and the books they read along the way.

  • PW Notable: Amandeep Kochar

    It’s been a swift rise for Amandeep Kochar, who joined Baker & Taylor in 2014 and enthusiastically fulfilled several roles on his way to being named executive v-p and general manager in 2019. But in November 2021, Kochar took his enthusiasm to the next level—he bought the company from parent Follett Corp.

  • PW Notable: Tanya McKinnon

    Over the course of her more than 20 years as a literary agent, Tanya McKinnon, founder of McKinnon Literary, has fought the good fight for the books and words of a long list of talented Black authors.

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