The Chicago-based distribution company Independent Publishers Groups has restructured the two small publishers it owns: Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books. The move, announced on Friday, will integrate the two companies’ production, marketing, and publicity departments. Eight employees have left the company in the restructuring.
At CRP, which publishes fiction and nonfiction for adults and children under six imprints, Cynthia Sherry, who has been at the company since 1989, will remain as publisher. Mitch Rogatz, the founding publisher of Triumph, which is best known for its sports and lifestyle titles, is leaving. Rogatz, after 29 years at Triumph, is, IPG said, stepping down to "pursue other opportunities." Noah Amstadter, previously Triumph’s acquisitions director, has been named associate publisher. He will report to Sherry.
On the marketing side, Andrea Baird, previously Triumph’s marketing manager, will serve as marketing director for both CRP and Triumph. Lauren Klouda, previously IPG’s marketing manager, has been named marketing director for IPG and Trafalgar Square, an IPG company that is a distributor in the U.S. of books by U.K. and Australian publishers.
Caitlin Eck, previously CRP’s publicity manager, has been named IPG publicity director. Eck will now oversee corporate communications, as well as publicity, for both CRP and Trafalgar Square. Bill Ames will continue in his capacity as Triumph’s publicity manager.
Allison Felus, previously CRP’s production manager, has been named production director of both CRP and Triumph.