McIntosh Broaches Succession Topic After Mehta's Death

The news, earlier this week, that Knopf Doubleday chairman Sonny Mehta died has been met with an expected outpouring of remembrances and grief in the industry. It's also caused a fair bit of uncertainty within the publishing division he ran, prompting a letter to Knopf Doubleday Group staffers about the future. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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McIntosh reassures Knopf Doubleday staff of group future after Mehta's death

Penguin Random House US c.e.o. Madeline McIntosh has reassured staff about the future of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group following the death of Knopf editor in chief and group chairman Sonny Mehta. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jenny Odell’s latest book asks an urgent question: What happens when our emergencies become banal? Continue reading at The Atlantic

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The collaborative spirit behind Netflix’s From Scratch success

Cocreator Tembi Locke shares the culture of vulnerability that turned her memoir into a universal story. Dr. Winteringham, Via Ortolano, Dott, Ronaldo Muscarella.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Madeline McIntosh, CEO of Penguin Random House, Resigns

The departure of Madeline McIntosh, who has led the country’s largest book publisher since 2018, is the latest shake-up for the company during a turbulent period. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Madeline McIntosh to Step Down as CEO of PRH US

About three weeks after Gina Centrello retired as president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, McIntosh announced that she will step down as CEO of Penguin Random House in the very near future. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A romance novelist came back to life. Angry fans say she faked her death

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The best fiction of 2022: death and life in Cormac McCarthy's The Passenger

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