Monday, March 05, 2018

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Fritz Foy has been promoted to president and publisher of Tom Doherty Associates, continuing to be based in Santa Monica and New York, as Tom Doherty moves into the role of chairman. Doherty said in the release, "Fritz has had an impressive career in publishing, first at Simon & Schuster, and for the last 21 years at Macmillan. He has had roles in sales, marketing, operations, technology, workflow, production, and analytics. He brings with him a passion for books and publishing. For the last decade he has been actively engaged with me at Tor Books." Foy adds, "I am thrilled to be working with Tom Doherty in continuing his legacy while embracing the transformative growth opportunities available in this competitive marketplace."

Additionally, Devi Pillai has been promoted to vice president and publisher of Tor Books and
Patrick Nielsen Hayden to vice president and editor-in-chief. Irene Gallo will take on the additional responsibility of publisher of, while continuing as creative director of Tom Doherty Associates. Newly reporting to Foy will be division heads Linda Quinton, vice president and publisher of Forge Books, and Lucille Rettino, vice president of marketing and publicity, Tom Doherty Associates.

Michael Green is leaving his position as president and publisher of Philomel on March 16 to focus on his own writing. He has been with Penguin for 27 years. Green says, "I'm excited. Twenty-seven years is a long time to spend focusing on other people's writing. I'm giving myself permission to focus on myself. I've loved my time at Philomel and still feel immense pride to be have been part of Penguin Random House. I'll always be a Penguin at heart."

Amanda Pelletier will join Scribner as a senior publicist on March 12. Previously she was a publicist at Harper Collins.

In promotions at Little, Brown Children's:
Deirdre Jones moves up to senior editor, as Nikki Garcia and Daniella Valladares are both promoted to associate editor; Stefanie Hoffman is now senior marketing manager; Jen Keenan is associate art director; and Angela Taldone becomes assistant designer.

Bonnier Publishing USA's Sizzle Press has changed its name to BuzzPop.


Longleaf Services will provide fulfillment, marketing, and publishing services to Baylor University Press starting September 1.


Trident Booksellers in Boston is closed until further notice due to a fire on Wednesday evening.

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