Anthony Goff, who stepped down as senior v-p and publisher at Hachette Audio in February, has taken over as president of Blackstone Publishing, effective today. Goff will report to CEO Josh Stanton, and will be the 35 year-old Ashland, Ore., company’s third president.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Anthony join Blackstone as our new president,” Stanton said in a statement. “His passion, genuine care for his co-workers, and proven track record of success makes for a very exciting addition to the company.” Goff will remain based in Blackstone's New York City office.
Goff joined Hachette Book Group after positions at St. Martin's Press, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster. After taking over marketing at Hachette Audio, Goff rose to head the division, and was one of the industry leaders who helped audiobooks make the transition to digital audio, where the format has flourished. During his time with HBG, Goff was also very active in the Audio Publishers Association and where he served president.
“I’ve greatly admired Blackstone Publishing through the years as they’re a dynamic, fast-moving, tech savvy boutique shop that’s grown exponentially and has massive potential to continue that course,” Goff said in a statement. “I could not be more exhilarated to take over as president of Blackstone.”
Blackstone was founded in 1987 as an audiobook publisher and entered the print and e-book market in 2015. It now has a backlist of about 13,000 titles across the different formats.