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Eric Hill Has Died - Posted June 11, 2014
Eric Hill (pictured, via) has passed away. He was 86-years-old. Hill established his publishing career as the creator of the Spot picture book series. The first installment, Where's Spot, was released back in 198... [GalleyCat]

John Green: 'Penguin has emerged as the most effective publishing house in YA' - Posted June 3, 2013
Novelist John Green called Penguin "the most effective publishing house in YA" in a thoughtful essay about the success of his n... [GalleyCat]

Eric Carle To Publish New Picture Book About Friendship - Posted February 11, 2013
Beloved children's author Eric Carle has a new book called Friends coming this Fall. Penguin Young Readers Group's Philomel imprint will publish the picture book about "the love that binds people and the obstacles they will overcome in order to be together." Penguin Young Readers Group presid... [GalleyCat]

Tammara Webber Lands Two Book Deal After Self-Published Bestseller - Posted October 4, 2012
After months at the top of our Self-Published Bestsellers List and selling more than 150,000 e-book copies, Tammara Webber has landed a book deal with Penguin's Berkley Books and ... [GalleyCat]

Harlan Coben Will Write YA Series - Posted April 26, 2010
Bestselling author Harlan Coben inked a three-book deal for a young adult series with the Penguin Young Readers Group, telling the story of a teenager investigating "a conspiracy that may reach deep into his family history." In a metafictional twist, the novelist's first young adult series wil... [GalleyCat]

Jennifer Besser to Helm Putnam - Posted March 16, 2010
Today Penguin Young Readers Group named Jennifer Besser as vice president and publisher of G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Besser comes to the company after serving as executive editor at Disney Book Group. She will start on April 12th. Over the course of her career, Besser has edited man... [GalleyCat]

Nancy Paulsen to Helm Her Own Imprint at Penguin - Posted December 17, 2009
Penguin Young Readers Group has tapped Nancy Paulsen, the publisher at G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, to head her own brand-new imprint--Nancy Paulsen Books. Her first books will arrive in 2011, and the imprint will publish 12-15 picture books, middle grade and young adult novels every year... [GalleyCat]

Random House Revolving Door Widens Editorial and Marketing/Distribution Dichotomy - Posted June 18, 2007
Last week's post about Daniel Menaker's exit and the larger implications for Random House served as unwitting inspiration for Sara Nelson's column in this week's issue of Publishers Weekly. After recapping what she terms (and I concur is) a "stunning" number of job sw... [GalleyCat]

Weisberg Departs from Random House - Posted January 31, 2007
PW Daily reported yesterday that Don Weisberg, who has headed the large Random House sales group since Random's acquisition by Bertelsmann in 1998, will leave the company February 28. Weisberg, who is executive vp and COO of North America, also oversees Random House of Canada. All of his duties will be... [GalleyCat]