September 17, 2020

CEO John Sargent leaving Macmillan

Sep 17 2020 In a surprise announcement this morning, Holtzbrinck announced that John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, will leave Macmillan and its parent, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, on January 1. Don Weisberg, president of Macmillan US Trade, has been named to succeed Sargent as CEO of Macmillan Publishers, while Susan Winslow, general manager of Macmillan Learning, will head that division as president. In addition to overseeing all of Macmillan, Sargent was an executive v-p of Holtzbrinck. In making the announcement, Holtzbrinck said Sargent’s departure is due to “disagreements regarding the direction of Macmillan.” Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories

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Crown to Release Obama’s ‘A Promised Land’ globally in November

Sep 17 2020 The first volume of Barack Obama’s long-anticipated presidential memoir, A Promised Land, will be published globally in hardcover and digital formats on November 17, 2020 by Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House. PRH has ordered a three million copy first printing of the U.S. edition, which will be released worldwide simultaneously in 25 languages; in addition PRH will release an unabridged audiobook edition that will be read by President Obama. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories

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