Jane Friedman announced today that Crown VP Tina Pohlman has been named publisher at Open Road Integrated Media. Ms. Pohlman will lead the e-book backlist specialist’s acquisition of new titles, expand into new verticals and oversee editorial services, according to Ms. Friedman, Open Road co-founder and CEO.
Ms. Pohlman is currently the publisher of Three Rivers Press and Broadway Books, brought in during the 2010 shake-up of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group. Prior to that, she was a senior editor at Spiegel & Grau.
She starts at Open Road on March 5.
In today’s personnel move at HarperCollins, Mauro DiPreta is departing HarperCollins imprint It Books for Crown, a division of Random House, Inc. Mr. DiPreta will become editor-in-chief at Crown Archetype, the imprint launched by Crown last year to “bring together authors who lead the way in the health and wellness, personal finance/career, celebrity, and pop Read More
Editors At Large
In 1975, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widowed for the second time, was confronting the long and desolate road of leisure that unfurled bleakly before her. She decided to dabble in work. According to a recently published history, Jackie as Editor, by Greg Lawrence, a friend in the publishing business told her she might be able to Read More
After spending some time in job limbo, Viking editor-in-chief Molly Stern will be joining Crown Publishing, where she will oversee general interest hardcover trade fiction and nonfiction. Crown president and publisher Maya Mavjee wrote in her announcement of Stern’s hire:
Her mandate will be to acquire and develop books in narrative nonfiction areas such as Read More
Publisher Maya Mavjee is shaking things up at Crown: According to a memo sent out today, Crown and Broadway will be restructured. This is the second reorganization for the Crown group since Random House’s five publishing groups became three in 2008; the last was in December, when Random House CEO Markus Dohle replaced Read More
Mike Bender and his pal Doug Chernack didn’t know for a fact that they’d get a book deal when they started their blog, “Awkward Family Photos.” They just thought it’d be nice.
“I never imagined we’d get the traffic we’re getting, but I thought if anything, it would be great to do a Read More
Kristina Stewart Ward, who has covered society for Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Hampton Style, has sold a book to Harmony (an imprint of Crown Publishing), according to Publisher’s Marketplace.
Described as “equal parts memoir and rollicking narrative of New York’s ‘end of the party,’ charting Manhattan’s recently ended 20-year run as a glittering boomtown and Read More
A couple of weeks ago, Nick Bilton went on leave as the New York Times’ user interface specialist and design integration editor to start writing his book, Byte. Snack. Meal: The New Business of Storytelling, due out from Crown in June 2010.
“It was a touchy subject,” he said. Read More
The AP’s Hillel Italie reports this morning that Three Rivers Press, the imprint of Random House’s Crown division that published both of Barack Obama’s books, is working with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign on a policy book called Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise. The book, which Read More
CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo has sold a book to Crown, a division of Random House, for an advance several knowledgable sources said was in the neighborhood of $500,000.
Ms. Bartiromo’s literary agent, Wayne Kabak of the William Morris Agency, declined to comment but an assistant at his office referred questions to Crown Business executive Read More