Eamon Dolan, who rejoined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011 after leaving Penguin Press, has left the publisher. Dolan, who was executive editor at Penguin before he joined HMH, has had his imprint, Eamon Dolan Books, closed. News of his departure was first reported by Publishing Trends. Before moving to Penguin in 2007, Dolan had been editor-in-chief of the HM trade and reference group.
In a statement, HMH publisher Bruce Nichols said the decision to close the imprint reflected shifts in the industry. “To meet the needs of our changing marketplace, we often must make tough business decisions, including the choice to wind down Eamon Dolan Books,” Nichols said. “Eamon has been a wonderful colleague and friend. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him the best in his next chapter.”
Dolan’s imprint focused on narrative and serious nonfiction. Nichols noted that HMH remains "fully committed to [Dolan's] authors under contract and are connecting each with the editor we think will serve them best.”
Overall, the HMH trade division has grown in recent years, driven by gains in its cooking and lifestyle categories as well as solid backlist sales of adult and children's books.
Dolan may be reached at email@example.com.
This story has been been updated with new information.