Amy Einhorn will join Crown Publishing as senior v-p and publisher of Crown Fiction on October 2.
Einhorn is currently the president and publisher of Henry Holt at Macmillan, a role she has held since September 2019. Prior to that, she was executive v-p and publisher of Macmillan's Flatiron Books division, which she joined in 2014 after departing her eponymous imprint at Penguin Random House. Einhorn has also held positions at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Grand Central Publishing, and Poseidon Press.
In her new role, Einhorn will report to David Drake, president of Crown Publishing Group. In a statement, Drake called Einhorn's return to Penguin Random House "a homecoming of sorts."
Over the course of her career, Einhorn acquired and edited such fiction titles as Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, Min Jin Lee's Free Food for Millionaires, Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is, Chris Whitaker’s We Begin at the End, and Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt.
The announcement follows Penguin Random House's recent re-establishment of the Crown Publishing Group as an independent division. In February, PRH announced it would split the Random House Publishing Group into two groups, recreating the Crown Publishing Group, which had been folded into the Random House Publishing Group as an imprint in 2017.
As an imprint within the RH Group, Crown had an "editorial mandate... to focus exclusively on the further development of our nonfiction program" under senior v-p and publisher Gillian Blake, Drake said in a statement. But following the reorganization, Crown will return to fiction with Einhorn at the helm. Crown deputy publisher Annsley Rosner will now dually report to Blake and Einhorn.
"I am confident that with her superlative energy, creativity, and drive, Amy will re-establish a vibrant fiction program at Crown," continued Drake, "one that will serve as a cornerstone of our division’s long-term growth strategy."