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Writing and Illustrating. Kathy Temean

Posted on: February 10, 2010

 I love it when I learn who is going where in the industry. Thanks so much to Kathy Temean.
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Book Industry ChangesPosted: 07 Feb 2010 09:14 PM PST

Marysue Rucci will move to Putnam on March 15 as editorial director where she will “build her own roster of authors and help the Putnam imprint acquire and develop new bestselling franchises both in fiction and nonfiction.” 

Rucci has been executive editor at Simon & Schuster, where she has worked for 13 years.

Publishers Marketplace reports that Kathleen Tucker will retire as editor-in-chief at Albert Whitman & Company at the end of April. The company is seeking a replacement.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY’s compilation of emails for people who’ve recently
left firms brought the news of two departures from the Dutton divisionbof Penguin: Maureen Sullivan, formerly Executive Editor, and Margaret Woollatt, formerly Associate Editor.


In the Knopf and Crown editorial department at Random House Children’s Books, Michele Burke has been promoted to editor and Allison Wortche has been promoted to associate editor.

In the Random House Books for Young Readers division, four
assistants have risen to the level of Assistant Editor: Jessica Waters,
Courtney Moran, Courtney Turco, and Clare Swanson. They all report to
Editorial Director Jennifer Hershey.
Usually becoming an Assistant Editor means one of your goals becomes
acquiring a certain number of projects per year, so these are people to
keep our eyes on.


Howard W. Reeves, publisher of Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books will become editor-at-large of the company.

Following Brendan Deneen’s departure, FinePrint Literary Management has hired Pouya Shahbazian as a literary manager/producer, specializing in book-to-film and TV deals for clients and also running FinePrint Productions, producing and packaging film and television projects. He co-founded ManDown Pictures & Management in 2007 after working at the Broder-Webb-Chervin-Silbermann Agency.

I hope Maureen Sullivan will want to continue her career in the book publishing industry, since she was a favorite of the NJSCBWI chapter and we don’t want to lose her talent.  Congratulations to Michele Burke and Allison Wortche on their promotions – both were definitely deserved.  Best wishes to all the other people who have changed positions and help promote the authors and illustrators of children’s books.

Hope you are enjoying the pictures from the conference.


Filed under: Editors, Publishing Industry Tagged: book publisher, Editors

Magazine Opportunity & More PicturesPosted: 06 Feb 2010 08:34 PM PST

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