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.”
Leon Neyfakh reports that Steve Rubin, former Doubleday publisher and Random House publisher-at-large, will be taking over as president and publisher at Macmillan imprint Henry Holt.
Neyfakh recaps the gossip that preceded this move:
How Mr. Rubin, the former publisher of Random House’s once proud Doubleday division, would follow his long career at Read More
Almost exactly a month after stepping down from his brief post-Doubleday stint as Random House publisher-at-large, Steve Rubin has landed at at the Henry Holt imprint of Macmillan. Mr. Rubin has been named publisher and president of the imprint, thereby leaving current publisher Dan Farley to “turn his attention exclusively” to the children’s book division Read More
After years of painful waiting, Doubleday finally has Dan Brown’s follow-up to mega-best-seller The Da Vinci Code and has announced plans to publish it on September 15. The book, titled The Lost Symbol (not The Solomon’s Key, as it was originally called), will have an initial print run of five million, which according to the Read More
When Markus Dohle announced the restructuring of Random House back in December, one knot left untied was the fate of Steve Rubin, who had been with the company, in one capacity or another, for more than 20 years. His most recent job there, as president and publisher of the Doubleday Broadway Group, Read More
Here are the two memos that accompanied Random House C.E.O. Markus Dohle’s big announcement this morning. The first concerns the elimination of Steve Rubin’s job at the top of Doubleday and the possibility of his being appointed to a new job within the company. The second concerns Irwyn Applebaum, who will be leaving Random House Read More
Felix Gillette sits down with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, who says, "I really would like more time," said Ms. Couric. "Because I think time is not our friend at the Evening News."
Leon Neyfakh looks at Steve Rubin, publisher of Doubleday, and writes, "Steve Rubin would like everyone in book publishing Read More
Steve Rubin would like everyone in book publishing to know that the 16 people who were laid off from Random House’s Doubleday division last week lost their jobs because he thought it had to be done, not because the new guy in corporate told him so.
Mr. Rubin, who at 66 Read More
Doubleday has acquired North American rights to bestselling Shadow of the Wind-author Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s new book, following an intense seven figure auction that came to a head when Doubleday’s publisher, Steve Rubin, found himself facing off against Deb Futter, the new editor-in-chief of Grand Central Publishing’s adult division whom Mr. Rubin trained in the Read More