Jennifer Enderlin, a longtime editor at St. Martin's Press, has been promoted to executive v-p and publisher at the Macmillan division. She will take on the new title, Macmillan said, while continuing to both acquire new books and edit many of SMP's bestselling authors.
In a letter to staff from SMP president and publisher Sally Richardson, Enderlin, who has been at the publisher for more than 20 years, was hailed as someone whose "editorial expertise is legendary." Richardson added that "the breadth and depth of her instincts and ability in all things publishing, from the planning, acquisition, and then execution throughout all aspects of the entire process, is unparalleled.”
With this new appointment, Richardson said she will be transferring many of her "publisher functions" over to Enderlin, who will now oversee SMP's editorial, publicity/marketing and art departments. Richardson also said that changes will likely take place in how SMP "acquires" and "curates" its list. Although she didn't provide specifics, Richardson said: "Changes in both the publishing and retail scenes demand that we take close looks at where we are, where we want to go, and how best to get there."
In her somewhat new role, Richardson said she will be focused on working with Macmillan's president, Don Weisberg, Enderlin, and other senior executives "to continue and enhance the growth, profitability, and prestige of SMP."
Weisberg, speaking to Enderlin's promotion, said: "I have known and admired Sally Richardson and Jen Enderlin from afar and now having the opportunity to work closely with them, I am so impressed by their passion and enthusiasm for their people and their knowledge of the books and rich publishing history at St. Martin's. I cannot imagine the publishing program at St. Martin’s Press being in better hands.”