David Zinczenko, former Rodale Executive and EIC of Men’s Health, just signed a deal with Random House which the publisher is calling “unprecedented in scope.”
Not only will Mr. Zinczenko, BFF of Dan Abrams and author of the hugely succesful series Eat This, Not That, be penning new titles for a Random House imprint under his new contract, but will be getting his own, separate imprint as well, along with a publishing partnership for his new company’s titles, and, oh yeah, a swoonworthy amount of cash. And guess what? He’s totally worth it.
Publishing houses Penguin and Random House will combine forces and become Penguin Random House, Penguin announced this morning. The move comes after rumors of merger talks between Penguin’s parent company, Pearson, and Random House’s parent company, Bertlesmann, leaked last week. Pearson then acknowledged that there were ongoing discussions about merging the two publishing houses.
People in the book industry spent the ensuing days speculating about (among other things) whether a combined publishing company would be called “Random Penguin” or “Penguin House.” The combined company will be called “Penguin Random House.”
Random House editor-in-chief Susan Kamil has been promoted to publisher of the Random House and Dial Press imprints, Random House Publishing Group publisher and president Gina Cantrello announced today.
Cantrello’s release cited Kamil’s “skill of identifying and editing literary titles that can cross over into national bestsellerdom,” including The Imperfectionists and The Read More
When publisher Peter Olson stepped down from his position as chief executive of Random House in May of 2008, few were surprised by the news. More recently, Mr. Olson stepped down from another perch: 799 Park Avenue. However, unlike his step-down from Random House, this switch was less predictable.
According to a Read More