Ex-Ballantine Editor-in-Chief Nancy Miller Joins Collins as Executive Editor

Former Ballantine editor-in-chief Nancy Miller has been made an executive editor and vice president at Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins, according to a memo sent to staff this afternoon.

Ms. Miller is only the latest new hire at Collins, which is growing and undergoing a makeover at the hands of its relatively new publisher and president, Bruce Nichols and Steve Ross. Mr. Nichols and Mr. Ross were both brought in to refashion the imprint into a destination for major narrative non-fiction, and they have been acquiring titles and hiring staff aggressively in recent months.

Ms. Miller was most recently an executive editor at Random House’s flagship imprint; she left the house in October.

Full memo:

January 24, 2008

TO: All Employees

FROM: Bruce Nichols

I am very excited and pleased to announce that Nancy Miller will be joining Collins as V.P., Executive Editor, beginning February 4th.

Nancy’s illustrious publishing career includes stints at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, as Senior Editor; Pocket Books, as Director of Washington Square Press; Ballantine, as Editor-in-Chief; and most recently, Random House, as Executive Editor. Nancy has published a number of bestselling authors across a wide range of genres and subjects, including Mark Kurlansky, Sara Davidson, Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., Jeffrey Moussaief Masson, Perri Klass, M.D., Michael Thompson, Eve Ensler, and Ellen Langer.

Nancy will be a terrific colleague and a key addition to the growing team at Collins. Please join me in welcoming her.


  Ex-Ballantine Editor-in-Chief Nancy Miller Joins Collins as Executive Editor