Ben Schrank, who was named senior v-p and publisher of Henry Holt in November, has promoted three key executives in the company's management team. Schrank said the appointments have been made with the objective of "expanding the range of what we publish" and "maximizing Holt's marketing reach."
Taking over as editor-in-chief is Serena Jones. In announcing the promotion, Schrank called Jones "an admired editor who, over a lengthy career, has embraced a huge range of subjects and authors. She is well respected by the agent community and she has shown herself to be a decisive and generous team player." Reporting directly to Jones are Paul Golob, editorial director; Barbara Jones, executive editor; Libby Burton, senior editor; Caroline Zancan ,senior editor; Madeline Jones, assistant editor; and Caroline Wray, editorial assistant.
At Holt's Metropolitan Books imprint, Sara Bershtel has been promoted to senior v-p and publisher. Bershtel cofounded Metropolitan in 1995, and will now direct a planned expansion of the imprint. During her time at Metropolitan, Bershtel has published bestselling and award-winning books by Atul Gawande, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Susan Faludi, Greg Grandin, Nobel laureate Herta Mueller, and Caroline Fraser, who received a Pulitzer Prize last year, among others.
In a third promotion, Maggie Richards has been named v-p of Henry Holt and Company. Richards will continue to oversee marketing, sales, and publicity for Holt and Metropolitan. Schrank said her promotion "is meant to highlight her key role as the architect of so many of our bestselling, record-breaking campaigns for books and authors."
Schrank took over as publisher of Holt from Steven Rubin in November, and on May 1 will add the title of president, with Rubin becoming chairman.