With the acting publisher of Rodale Books, Steve Perrine, leaving the company to start a new venture with David Zinczenko (who was editor-in-chief of Rodale-owned magazine Men's Health), as the New York Post reported, the books division is in need of new leadership. A Rodale spokesperson confirmed that the hunt is on for a new head of the books division and that, in the interim, associate publisher Beth Lamb, along with editorial director Anne Egan, will be managing the group.

Maria Rodale said, via the spokesperson, that Rodale has "already begun a search to find a book publisher who will reinforce our commitment to publishing the interesting and inspiring titles that readers have come to expect from Rodale." The spokersperson said that 43 staffers currently work in the book group.