Roger Straus took a few more fingers off the reins at Farrar, Straus & Giroux last week when he passed on the title of president to Jonathan Galassi. Galassi, who will become president and publisher, will relinquish his editor-in-chief title, which, according to sources, will result in Galassi taking on more bottom-line responsibilities, becoming more active with the children's division and possibly reducing his day-today involvement with editors and the editorial process.

On editorial matters, he will be assisted by John Glusman, who was named editor-in-chief. Glusman previously served as executive editor. The move also means that some business-oriented employees might have more to do with Galassi than they did previously.

Straus, whose new title is chairman, will advise Von Holtzbrinck Publishers on international issues and Galassi on long-range ones. Straus "still has his office, will still come in every day, will still lunch with authors," said FSG spokesman Jeff Seroy.