PWxyz LLC, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acknowledged its management team with commensurate title shifts. Cevin Bryerman has been promoted to CEO and remains publisher. Carl Pritzkat, most recently v-p, general manager, has been named chief operating officer. The promotions were announced by PWxyz owner George Slowik Jr., who remains president and chairman.
Bryerman has been with PW for 30 years and had been executive v-p and publisher. He has led the international expansion of the magazine, which now has editions in Arabic and Spanish. In addition, Bryerman has launched international Show Daily publications with the London Book Fair, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Frankfurt International Book Fair, and Guadalajara International Book Fair. And with the retirement of BookExpo, Bryerman is overseeing PW’s launch of the U.S. Book Show.
Pritzkat, who began his career in the music industry, cofounded Mediapolis, an interactive media company. He joined PW in 2014 as director of business development and president of BookLife, PWxyz’s joint venture with Mediapolis devoted to self-publishing.
In other promotions, Jim Milliot, v-p, editorial director, Diane Roback, v-p, children’s book editor, and Jonathan Segura, v-p, executive editor, have all been named PW senior vice-presidents.
Newly named v-ps are Joe Murray, who is associate publisher, and Ryk Hsieh, head of operations. Murray has been with PW for 20 years and was promoted to associate publisher in 2016. He will now serve as v-p of sales as well. Hsieh joined PW following its acquisition by Slowik in 2010. He has held a number of roles at PW before replacing the late Patrick Turner in overseeing PWxyz’s operations.
Separately, PW is in the process of moving to a new office space, 49 W. 23rd St., with plans to fully open the new office in May. Telephone numbers and emails will remain the same, and more information will be forthcoming about the move and when we will be able to accept physical galleys for review consideration.
“The enhanced roles and titles acknowledge the remarkable contributions made by this veteran management team,” Slowik said in a statement. “This team led PW through a difficult time following the loss of one of its owners and the potentially crippling impact of Covid-19. PW has not missed a single issue nor lost any staff despite significant revenue declines due to the cancellation of live international trade shows. Through innovations like the forthcoming U.S. Book Show, PW continues to serve the industry in novel ways during these difficult times.”