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 Random House was the subject of some speculation in the publishing industry for the past two weeks, with some rumors saying he was set to become an editor of some kind at St. Martin’s Press and others saying he would join his friend Jane Friedman in her new e-book start-up. . . .
One presumes that Mr. Rubin is hoping for a more rewarding experience at Holt than the one he got as publisher-at-large at Random House, a position directly under Random House CEO Markus Dohle that most in the industry suspected he would vacate before too long.