Reagan Arthur has been chosen to fill the top perch at Little, Brown. Arthur, who has an eponymous imprint at LB, is filling the publisher position left open when Michael Pietsch was named CEO of Hachette in September. Arthur, whose official title will be senior v-p and publisher, joined LB in 2001, and was named v-p and editorial director of Reagan Arthur Books in 2008. With Arthur's promotion, her three-year-old imprint will close.
Arthur, who will assume her new post on April 1, has acquired a number of notable bestsellers over the years, including Tina Fey's Bossypants and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian. Other authors she has edited range from Joshua Ferris to Kate Atkinson to George Pelecanos.
As for forthcoming titles on the Reagan Arthur list, a spokesperson for Little, Brown said those books will be published under Little, Brown.
Speaking to the hire, Pietsch said: "Reagan was born to the work of publishing, she understands it deeply, she possesses a publisher’s relentlessness and charm, and she is hungry for more."