Susan Richman, Longtime Publicity Executive, Dies

Susan Richman, a former publicity executive at several major publishers and who worked with the Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair for more than 30 years, died April 19. She was 80. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Longtime Sales Exec Paul Von Drasek Dies at 71

Paul Von Drasek, who worked in the sales departments at a number of publishing companies over the course of his 40-year career, died on May 16 at age 71. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Morris Dickstein, influential literary critic and public intellectual, dies at 81

He examined such topics as the cultural ferment of the 1960s, the artistic legacy of the Depression and the evolution of the American novel, offering a model of the ideal role of the critic in modern society. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-29 13:04:21 UTC ]
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Sara Lycett, medical publishing house executive, dies

Sara Lycett, a retired Williams & Wilkins publishing executive, has died at 81. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2020-11-30 22:13:50 UTC ]
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Grove Atlantic Executive Editor Joan Bingham Dies at 85

Joan Bingham, longtime executive editor of Grove Atlantic and a key figure in the merger that created the house, died October 31. She was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Christopher Dickey, Longtime Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 68

Mr. Dickey reported from war zones and published seven books, including a memoir about growing up with his famous father. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-17 09:14:36 UTC ]
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Carolyn Reidy, president and chief executive of Simon & Schuster, dies at 71

Reidy died Tuesday of a heart attack at age 71. She joined Simon & Schuster in 1992 as president of the trade division. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-05-12 17:58:46 UTC ]
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Marcella Berger, Longtime S&S Sub Rights Director, Dies

Marcella Berger, former v-p, director of subsidiary rights at Simon & Schuster, died March 16. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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American journalism is dying. Its survival requires public funds | Victor Pickard

Maintaining public media infrastructure should be non-negotiable for a democratic society. We have to be boldThe McClatchy newspaper chain’s recent filing for bankruptcy is one more data point showing that US journalism is dying. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the newspaper... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-19 13:34:47 UTC ]
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Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69

Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart and Prince were among the authors she nurtured. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-10 22:55:59 UTC ]
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Random House publisher Susan Kamil has died at the age of 69.

Executive vice president and publisher of Random House Susan Kamil, who published Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Strout, Sophie Kinsella, and Ruth Reich, among many others, died this weekend from complications relating to lung cancer, the AP reports. Random House president Gina... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-09 14:26:02 UTC ]
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Random House Publisher Susan Kamil Dies at 69

Susan Kamil, publisher of Random House and a veteran publishing executive whose career spanned more than 40 years, died on Sunday, September 8, from complications from lung cancer. She was 69. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Tributes paid after Hachette sales executive Melvyn Munyua dies on holiday

Hachette has paid tribute to its “incredibly charming and generous” international sales executive Melvyn Munyua, who has died in a drowning accident. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-23 07:22:33 UTC ]
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Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries

If you want to get Susan Orlean riled up, just ask her about the economist who suggested the government could eliminate public libraries and "save taxpayers lots of money" now that we have Amazon for books and Starbucks as a gathering place. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-20 10:00:09 UTC ]
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Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries

If you want to get Susan Orlean riled up, just ask her about the economist who suggested the government could eliminate public libraries and “save taxpayers lots of money” now that we have Amazon for books and Starbucks as a gathering place. This modest proposal was published on Forbes.com... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-20 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Linda Kramer, Longtime Publisher, Dies at 81

Linda Kramer, the cofounder and former publisher of H.J. Kramer and longtime publishing industry mainstay, died at her home in Marin County, Calif., on December 24, 2017, after a brief illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Parker B. Ladd, Retired Publishing Executive, Dies

The former executive at Charles Scribner's Sons, a director of the Association of American Publishers, and cofounder of Literacy Partners died on November 14. He was 89. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Roslyn Targ, Longtime Agent, Dies at 92

Roslyn Targ, a longtime Manhattan literary agent who worked with some of the biggest writers of her day and brought translated American works to Europe, died in her Greenwich Village apartment on October 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Curt Stewart, Macmillan Account Executive, Dies at 63

Curt Stewart, a key account executive at Macmillan, died suddenly on September 11 after a short illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Jonathan Cape publicity director Marilyn Dugdale dies

Former publicity director of Jonathan Cape, Marilyn Dugdale, has died aged 71 from cancer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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