In a memo sent to Simon & Schuster employees, Jennifer Bergstrom, senior v-p and publisher of the Gallery Publishing Group, said that effective immediately, the Saga Press imprint, created in 2015, will move from the Children’s Publishing Group to Gallery. The imprint focuses on the publication of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books, and Bergstrom said that while Saga has been part of the children’s division, “it has always acquired and published for a mature reading audience.”
After conferring with Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of S&S adult publishing, children’s group head Jon Anderson, and the Saga team, the decision was made to move the imprint to Gallery.As part of the switch, Saga’s editorial director Joe Monti and senior editor Navah Wolfe have joined Gallery with Monti reporting to Bergstrom.
In her memo, Bergstrom said the move “is a natural progression for Saga in its evolution and makes for a natural fit with the Gallery publishing program.” In addition to its editorial compatibility with Gallery, Bergstrom also noted that Saga’s list has always been sold to accounts by S&S’s adult sales team. “Now, with the editorial strengths that Saga brings married to the marketing and publicity support provided by our Gallery team, we have created a formula for growth and success with a vibrant list in a thriving segment of the reading marketplace,” Bergstrom said.