The Penguin Press expansion continues, following the recent hire of Andrea Walker to acquire fiction for the Penguin imprint and the announcement by president Ann Godoff this spring that Penguin Press would be aiming to grow its list by 50 percent.
Colin Dickerman, most recently vice president and publishing director of Rodale Books, has now Read More
We were told Penguin Press would be expanding, and now the first hire has been announced since Scott Moyers’s return from The Wylie Agency and Eamon Dolan’s departure for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Andrea Walker has been hired as a senior editor at Penguin Press from Reagan Arthur Books, where she started Read More
Yale Law professor Amy Chua’s first two books–World on Fire and Day of Empire–concerned international policy. Her third, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, will take a turn for the domestic: it’s a parenting memoir.
The book, which generated heated interest in the days leading up to its sale, sold at auction to Ann Godoff of Read More
Vanessa Mobley, one of the top book editors in New York, is leaving The Penguin Press, where she has worked under publisher Ann Godoff since 2006.
Several sources said it was her own decision.
Ms. Mobley, widely thought to be among the most talented 30-somethings in town when it comes to Read More
As far as most publishers were concerned, the battle for polling expert Nate Silver’s books came to a close last Friday when Penguin Group USA beat out a number of other houses in an intense best-bid auction that reached a sum in the neighborhood of $700,000.
For several publishers within Penguin, Read More
The Penguin Press has acquired U.S rights to a memoir by Íngrid Betancourt, the French-Colombian politician who was kidnapped while running for president of Colombia in 2002 and held captive for more than six years. Ms. Betancourt, who enjoys particular celebrity in France because she spent much of her life there before entering Read More
Dan Barber, the chef and restaurateur who operates the celebrated Greenwich Village restaurant Blue Hill, has found a publisher for that book of food stories he was shopping last month. According to his literary agent David Black– whom Mr. Barber met when he came to dinner at Blue Hill– the book was acquired by the Read More
Poor Ann Godoff, she can’t win for losing. When the veteran editor was fired as president of Random House last January, she was both hailed and reviled for being tough, for being independent, for spending too much money while at the same time being too “literary.” A quiet period followed, during which Ms. Godoff and Read More
Why Is Ann Godoff
Diving on Penguin?
It’s a Lovely Match
Not since 1999, when Tina Brown dumped Condé Nast for a little adventure called Talk , has there been so much buzz about the comings and goings of a middle-aged media personage. But for the past two weeks, the only thing people in Read More
After five years as president of Random House, Ann Godoff was dismissed on Thursday Jan. 16 by president and chief executive Peter Olson, as part of a major shake-up at the Bertelsmann-owned publisher. Random House–one of the premier imprints in American publishing, founded by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer in 1925–will be merged with Ballantine Read More