Obituary: Danielle Cumbo

Publishing industry veteran Danielle Cumbo, who most recently served as director, international sales at Simon & Schuster, passed away after a long illness on April 16. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Joan Bunting obituary

My friend and colleague Joan Bunting, who has died aged 88, was in charge of overseas sales at Cambridge University Press (CUP) for many years. A woman of pioneering spirit and great business acumen, she was instrumental in opening up the Japanese market and in setting up CUP's Australian... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Publisher Oscar Dystel, 101

Oscar Dystel, an early pioneer of mass market paperbacks and one-time CEO of Bantam Books, passed away at the age of 101. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Barb Burg, 50

Barb Burg, who started her career in publicity in 1986 at Bantam Books and rose to become senior v-p and director of publicity and public relations for Bantam Doubleday Dell, died April 29. She was 50. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Literary Agent Lois Wallace, 73

In the forty years since she founded the Wallace Literary Agency, she has represented authors like William F. Buckley, Joan Didion, and Don DeLillo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Abrams's Erica Kochman Warshal, 31

Erica Kochman Warshal, director of national accounts at Abrams, passed away suddenly on March 31. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Running Press Cofounder Lawrence Teacher, 72

Teacher, who cofounded Running Press in 1972, died at his home in Philadelphia on March 25. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Author and Editor Donald Michael Kraig, 63

Kraig is perhaps best known as the author of "Modern Magick," published in 1988. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Bookseller Demetria Togeas

The manager of Vroman’s Hastings Ranch store since 2002 passed away March 14 after a long battle with cancer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Joe McGinniss obituary

Controversial writer and journalist known for Fatal Vision and The Selling of the PresidentIs a journalist "a kind of confidence man, preying on people's vanity, ignorance or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse?" That was the question asked by Janet Malcolm in her... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Buzz Johnson obituary

Tobago-born writer, activist and founder of the London-based publishing venture Karia PressBuzz Johnson, who has died aged 62 from an arterial haemorrhage, was the founder of Karia Press, one of the small but dedicated band of African-Caribbean publishing initiatives in the UK that have had an... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Bill Adler, 84

Former literary agent and book packager Bill Adler died on February 28. He was 84. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tom Margerison obituary

Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times journalist and BBC broadcaster who made complicated subjects easy to understandA powerful mind coupled with a gift for rendering complex ideas in popular terms made Tom Margerison, who has died aged 90, an outstanding ambassador for science. Equally at home... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Walter E. Freese, Jr, 85

Walter Freese, former executive at Doubleday Publishing, died February 21 on Shelter Island, N.Y., four days shy of his 86th birthday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Andrew Brown obituary

Top academic publisher who joined Cambridge University Press as a graduate trainee and became a managing director in 2002Andrew Brown, who has died aged 63 of cancer, was one of the leading academic publishers of his generation. Having joined Cambridge University Press as a graduate trainee in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pamela Vandyke Price obituary

One of the first women to write about wine, she was known for her prickly putdowns and forthright views about food and drinkPamela Vandyke Price, who has died aged 90, was the first woman in Britain to write seriously about wine and spirits. Writing about drinking – its tastes, smells,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ron Hall obituary

Leading Sunday Times journalist who was the first editor of its groundbreaking investigative Insight unitRon Hall, a former top executive of the Sunday Times in its pre-Murdoch golden era, has died aged 79. Hall's distinctions were many: first editor of the paper's successful investigative unit,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tom Rosenthal obituary

Publisher adept at balancing the demands of literature and commerce, and a notable writer on artIn his prime, with his coloured shirts, red braces, bright bow ties and macho cigars there were few more flamboyant London publishers than Tom Rosenthal, who has died aged 78. But the extravagant top... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mary Cowan obituary

My friend Mary Cowan, who has died aged 99, rebelled against her privileged background and in the 1930s became a communist.She was born in Edinburgh, where her father, John Jameson, was the Conservative MP for Edinburgh West. Her mother, Margaret (nee Smith), was the daughter of a master of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colin Wilson obituary

Britain's first homegrown existentialist star, he failed to follow up the huge success of his 1956 book, The OutsiderFor a few dazzling months, Colin Wilson, who has died aged 82, was taken at his own valuation in his diary as "the major literary genius of our century", a writer destined to be... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Leo Cooper obituary

Publisher of military history books and husband of Jilly CooperLeo Cooper, who has died aged 79 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, was a publisher with a zeal for military history, who also enjoyed some notoriety as the husband of the novelist Jilly Cooper.Leo's hospitality was out of all... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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