October 27, 2009,
Stephen Rubin Takes Over at Henry Holt & Co.
By Motoko Rich in The New York Times
Stephen Rubin, the former publisher of Doubleday Publishing Group who worked closely with authors including Dan Brown, John Grisham, Pat Conroy and Bill Moyers, is taking over as president and publisher of Henry Holt & Company.
A month ago, Mr. Rubin, 67, resigned as publisher-at-large at Random House, the world’s largest publisher of trade books. He had held that position for just seven months after stepping down from his post at Doubleday, which was dismantled in a restructuring of Random House last December.
Holt, which is a division of Macmillan, had at one time been a storied publisher of authors including Philip Roth and Sue Grafton, but it has struggled lately to produce hits. Since February 2008, when its previous president and publisher, John Sterling stepped down, Holt has been led by Dan Farley, who will continue in the role of publisher of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
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