Wednesday, October 24, 2012
S&S Reorganizes Adult Group; Levin to Leave Free Press
Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy has reorganized the company’s adult publishing imprints into four main groups. Under the new structure, the Atria Publishing Group will be led by Judith Curr; the Scribner Publishing Group, by Susan Moldow; the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group, by Jonathan Karp; and the Gallery Publishing Group, will be under Louise Burke. As a result of the reorganization Martha Levin, executive v-p and publisher of Free Press, and Dominick Anfuso, v-p and editorial director, are leaving the company. Other staffer have also been cut, with the total reduction believed to be less than 10.
The restructuring is aimed at streamlining adult operations by putting together imprints that complement each other or as Reidy noted in her memo, creating a structure “that will lead to a sharper editorial focus for our imprints even as it takes consideration of the natural affinities among them.” The new structure will lead to reduced title output in the future,