For this week’s paper, Pub Crawl interviewed a number of publishing people who started their careers in magazines, and got them talking about what they expected when they got into books and what surprised them once they got there. One of the people we spoke to was Barbara Jones, the former deputy editor of Read More
John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter Meghan has a book deal! Sources say Hyperion has prevailed over at least three other publishers in an auction that began earlier this week, following a round of meetings during which the in-your-face young conservative and the literary agent she shares with her father, Sterling Lord Literistic president Flip Read More
Cum Laude, that Cecily von Ziegesar book for grown-ups we wrote about last week, has found a home at Hyperion, where it was acquired by publisher Ellen Archer, possibly as part of a two-book deal.
No more details on the deal just now, though we did hear that Ms. von Read More
Pam Dorman had been an editor at Penguin Viking for 19 years when she announced in 2006 that she was leaving to become the editorial director of Voice, an imprint of Hyperion dedicated mainly to women’s fiction. Today she announced that she is returning to Viking to start her own eponynous imprint.
Ms. Dorman, Read More
The publishing world was stunned yesterday by two major resignations, as Rob Weisbach, founding president of Weinstein Books, and Bob Miller, founding president of Hyperion, both announced that they were vacating their positions to pursue other opportunities.
No word yet on what Mr. Weisbach’s next move will be—he hasn’t returned our calls, though a Weinstein Read More
Robert Miller, the founding president of Disney’s publishing operation Hyperion, has stepped down to take a job at HarperCollins. Hyperion’s publisher Ellen Archer, who has been with the company for nine years, has been promoted to president effective immediately. Ms. Archer will report to Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of the Read More
Hyperion, Disney’s book-publishing arm, is bringing in Barbara Jones, deputy editor of the women’s magazine More, as executive editor. The hire comes just under a month after Hyperion lost its editor-in-chief, Will Schwalbe, who resigned after 11 years at the company to pursue internet-related projects.
Upon his exit, Mr. Schwalbe suggested in Read More
As reported in the Observer three weeks ago, two new books by Latin American author Oscar Hijuelos — one of them a memoir, the other a novel — have been sold to two different publishers. Though the deals were all but finalized around Christmas, the books were officially announced today: the memoir, Read More
Will Schwalbe spent 11 years at Hyperion, almost seven of them as editor-in-chief. Last week he told the president of the company, Bob Miller, and its publisher, Ellen Archer, that he would resign at the end of next week—not to go to a different publishing house, but to pursue projects the precise nature Read More
Will Schwalbe, editor-in-chief of Disney’s publishing arm Hyperion, is leaving the company, according to a memo sent to Hyperion staff today. He has not taken another job elsewhere, the memo said, but is going to "pursue some ideas he has for the next chapter in his career."
Mr. Schwalbe confirmed by phone this afternoon Read More