Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch announced in a company email on November 2 that Workman Publishing senior v-p and publisher Dan Reynolds will retire at the end of the year. In a statement, Reynolds, who began his publishing career at Storey Publishing in 1995, before becoming a part of Workman, shared that he has been blessed to have spent the last 27 years working with "amazing people."

“We worked hard and had fun, and in the process filled the world with excellent ideas and, yes, books," said Reynolds.

Reynolds moved to Workman after its acquisition of Storey in 2000 and was promoted to Workman's CEO in 2014. Under his leadership, the publisher continued to grow with a number of bestselling books and series, including Paint by Sticker, Atlas Obscura and Big Fat Notebooks. Reynolds was also instrumental in working with owner Carolan Workman to spearhead the company's sale to HBG last year.

After Workman's purchase by HBG, Reynolds "expertly guided Workman through its first year at its new home," said Pietsch. "I have felt fortunate to get to know Dan, to collaborate with him and learn from him, and to have the benefit of his calm and wisdom as a member of the Executive Management Board. He has prepared Workman extremely well for a brilliant future, including elevating new publishers at several imprints and setting Workman up for long-term success."

Reynolds said he did not make the decision to retire lightly, but he is excited to see what's next as he retires with a strong team Workman team in place under the leadership of HBG. "The team now in place is hard to leave; they inspire me every day," said Reynolds. "I can’t wait to see what they do next, as they stay true to the magic of our past and leverage the strengths that HBG offers.”

According to Pietsch, Reynolds successor will be announced in the next few weeks.