Twelve’s Cary Goldstein is stepping down after two years as the publisher for Hachette’s literary imprint, Jaime Raab, the president and publisher of Grand Central Publishing, announced today. Deb Futter, Grand Central’s vice president, editor in chief, will replace Mr. Goldstein.
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
“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
For the past couple of weeks, director Joel Schumacher has been shooting scenes for his upcoming film Twelve on the Upper East Side.
The movie is based on Nick McDonnell’s 2002 novel of the same title about a Manhattan teen who deals drugs at his private school. (Mr. McDonnell, son of Sports Illustrated editor Terry Read More
The Arts section of Wednesday’s New York Times carried an ad from Vintage Books for the new paperback edition of Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland. Across the top was a banner printed in comical all-caps: “THE NOVEL THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOW READING.”
Earlier this month, Vintage had bumped up the release date of the Read More
Right-wing foreign policy expert/financier Dan Senor and his brother-in-law, the neoconservative Jerusalem Post editorial page editor Saul Singer, are writing a book together about Israel’s performance in the global economy. The book will be published by Twelve, the upstart imprint of Hachette Book Group led by publisher Jonathan Karp that makes a point of publishing Read More
Former editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest Jackie Leo and Williams College math professor Edward Burger are teaming up to write a book about the history of the number ‘7’ for Twelve Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group USA started in 2005 that defines itself by its small list of titles and selectivity.
Twelve’s founder Read More
Back when the writers’ strike was keeping him out of work, actor Rob Lowe decided it’d be fun to write a book about his life. And so he wrote up a proposal, and with the help of Richard Abate of the Endeavor Talent Agency, submitted it in early February to publishers all over town. Mr. Read More