Gillian Blake has been named editor-in-chief at Henry Holt, replacing Jill Lamar, who held the position for only six months. Ms. Lamar left her job heading Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program to work at Holt, but since arriving made only one acquisition (according to Publisher’s Marketplace). In a statement, Stephen Rubin, publisher at Henry Holt, wrote that “after much thought and consideration, Jill and I mutually agreed that her fit as editor-in-chief here was not as natural as we had hoped.” Read More
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