Jamie Raab has stepped down as president of Celadon Books to become publisher-at-large for the division's parent company, Macmillan. Deb Futter has been named president and publisher of Celadon Books. The new appointments are effective immediately and both Raab and Futter will report to Macmillan president Jon Yaged who made the announcement of the change in an email to employees.
Raab and Futter launched Celadon in September 2017 after leaving Grand Central Publishing where the two worked together for many years. At Celadon, Raab served as president and Futter as senior v-p and co-publisher. In Raab's new role as publisher-at-large for Macmillan, she will acquire books across all company imprints, as well as edit the books she currently has under contract at Celadon. In making the announcement of the change, Yaged said Raab told him that with all the changes that have taken place over the last two years she felt she needed to make a change as well.
Prior to joining Macmillan, Raab was president and publisher of Grand Central, directing the publication of over 200 titles per year. Throughout her career, Raab has acquired and edited a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles, including works by Sandra Brown, Stephen Colbert, Nelson DeMille, Jane Goodall, Brad Meltzer, Michael Moore, Robin Roberts, Amy Sedaris, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, and others.
Futter has acquired and edited many of Celadon’s bestselling authors, including Abby Wambach, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Erin French, Tracey Lange, and Alexis Schaitkin. Reporting to Futter in her new role as president and publisher will be Rachel Chou, senior v-p and associate publisher of marketing and publicity; Ryan Doherty, v-p and executive; Anne Twomey, v-p and creative director; Bill Hamilton, executive editor; and Randi Kramer, assistant editor and executive assistant.
Prior to joining Macmillan, Futter was publisher of Twelve and v-p and editor-in-chief of Grand Central, where she worked with such authors as Barbara Ehrenreich, Noah Hawley, Min Jin Lee, Patricia Marx, and Scott Turow. Futter joined Grand Central Publishing after spending 25 years at various Random House imprints.