Summer is on the wane, the book publishers have vacated the city, and New York magazine can only look forward, towards fall, when we can all get excited again about big advances for debut novels and another article about debut novelist and big advance recipient Chad Harbach!
Last November, the boutique imprint Twelve had a party at La Fonda del Sol restaurant. The venue is just above Grand Central Station and down the street from Grand Central Publishing, the Hachette division that oversees Twelve. There was an open bar. Platters of tapas circulated. More than 100 people were in attendance: many of Read More
Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp fired senior editor Sarah Hochman this morning, confirmed a source at Simon & Schuster.
This is the latest of many changes Karp has made since becoming publisher in June: Yesterday, he announced that he’d hired Anjali Singh, and last month he brought on Read More
Jonathan Karp has made another addition to his editorial team at Simon & Schuster: Anjali Singh, who will be joining the imprint September 20th as a senior editor.
“At S&S, Anjali will be casting a wide net for all kinds of nonfiction and fiction — literary, graphic, and commercial,” wrote Karp in an announcement sent Read More
Starting early next year, Simon & Schuster will be reorganized into a new team-based structure. Each team will include “two editors, two publicists and a marketing specialist,” according to Michael Cader at Publishers Lunch. In his announcement, publisher Jonathan Karp wrote that each team will “propose, develop, and execute their own publicity Read More
Jonathan Karp replaced David Rosenthal last month, and he’s now begun to assemble his own editorial team at Simon & Schuster. Senior editor Amanda Murray has been fired, she confirmed today. Karp could not be reached for comment.
Murray was a longtime editor at S&S, where her authors included Mary Higgins Clark, Sandra Read More
Talking to David Rosenthal on the phone is stressful. He makes you want to be completely on top of your game, to fluently match him in hilarious one-liners and to project total confidence. You really want him to think you’re cool. After a while you accept that he’s just always going to make the last Read More
“You’re not giving these away?” asked a hopeful young woman from an educational publishing company.
“Well,” replied publisher and editor in chief Jonathan Karp, “who are you?”
He handed over the desired books—on the condition that she recommend them to everyone.
Karp said that there was a “wonderful randomness” to the Read More
People at the Hachette Book Group building winced this morning as the New York Times published a highlight reel from the embargoed Ted Kennedy memoir that Jonathan Karp will be publishing through his Twelve imprint on September 14th. The Times story, which was posted online last night, was picked up widely, and by Read More
Writing in The Washington Post this weekend, Twelve publisher Jonathan Karp levels a precise, sober critique of the publishing industry in which he predicts that "quality" books built on years of work will eventually regain their value in the marketplace. Karp’s piece, an articulation of what has been the implicit philosophy Read More