HarperCollins has purchased most of the titles and the name of Newmarket Press, the 29-year-old independent publisher that brought you the What’s Happening to my Body? series, The Dorm Room Diet and other self-help and entertainment titles. Esther Margolis, the founder and publisher of Newmarket Press, will join the HarperCollins imprint It Books as an Executive Editor.
It Books was launched in 2009 as HarperCollins’s entertainment, pop culture and sports imprint. The purchase of Newmarket and the appointment of Ms. Margolis is the latest upheaval there, following the departure of publisher Carrie Kania in September and her replacement by Cal Morgan.