Sara Nelson

Revolving Door (3)

Who's coming and who's going. Tell us about your job move! Receive the Revolving Door Newsletter with expert analysis by email twice a week.
Access to listings older than 7 days requires AvantGuild membership, please log in or join now.

Related Content (2)

Articles, transcripts, and more, available exclusively to AvantGuild members.

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.11.09
Host Of New Hires At O; Michael Kinsley Joins Atlantic Media

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.27.09
Conde Consolidates Digital Operations; U.S. News Launches Digital Newsweekly

Sightings (50)

Spotted around the media universe

Amazon Names Top 10 Books of the Year So Far - Posted June 25, 2014
Amazon's editors have put together a list of the "Best Books of the Year So Far," a list of titles that have come out over the year so far that Amazon claims is a must-read. Adam Begley's Updike took the No. 1 position on the list. We have the entire list with... [AllTwitter]

Amazon Names Top 10 Books of the Year So Far - Posted June 25, 2014
Amazon's editors have put together a list of the "Best Books of the Year So Far," a list of titles that have come out over the year so far that Amazon claims is a must-read. Adam Begley's Updike took the No. 1 position on the list. We have the entire list with... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Chooses '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Mystery & Thriller' - Posted April 23, 2014
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; L.A. Confidential by ... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Picks 150 Love Stories to Celebrate Valentine's Day - Posted February 10, 2014
Amazon Books has published their top "150 Love Stories for Every Romantic Mood." The list has a little something for everyone and has been categorized into a number of different moods including: "Sizzling Series," "Love on the Big Screen," "Historical Romance," "Dystopian Love," "True Love," "Unlikely Love," "Dangerous Lov... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Reveals '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime' - Posted February 4, 2014
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Life After Life by Kate Atkinson; 1984 by George Orwell; Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbra... [GalleyCat]

Dishing With Countess LuAnn de Lesseps; Willie Geist and Lawrence O'Donnell Hold Court - Posted July 10, 2013
The oppressive heat couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. I haven't seen the place this crowded in ages as most tables were set for four (or more). In fact, the place was so jam packed that TV Guide magazine acting CEO and Wednesday regular ... [GalleyCat]

John Sykes, Tommy Hilfiger and a Real-Life Warrior Princess - Posted June 26, 2013
As the faithful readers of this column already know, lunch at Michael's is never really just about lunch, but it is (usually) a lot of fun. And today was no exception. I was invited to join a 'girl's lunch' for author Mindy Budgor hosted by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Sykes, Tommy Hilfiger and a Real-Life Warrior Princess - Posted June 26, 2013
As the faithful readers of this column already know, lunch at Michael's is never really just about lunch, but it is (usually) a lot of fun. And today was no exception. I was invited to join a 'girl's lunch' for author Mindy Budgor hosted by ... [FishbowlNY]

The Hunger Games Trilogy Is Bestselling Series Ever on Amazon.com - Posted August 17, 2012
Without revealing sales figures, Amazon announced today that The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is the bestselling book series of all time on Amazon.com. The seven-book Harry Potter series was previously held this record, calculate... [GalleyCat]

Revolving Door News: Sara Nelson, Parul Sehgal & Mary Kole - Posted May 9, 2012
A number of publishing professionals have announced big job changes today. Sara Nelson (pictured, via) is leaving O, The Oprah Magazine to... [semanticweb.com]

Revolving Door News: Sara Nelson, Parul Sehgal & Mary Kole - Posted May 9, 2012
A number of publishing professionals have announced big job changes today. Sara Nelson (pictured, via) is leaving O, The Oprah Magazine to... [GalleyCat]

Ed Rollins Talks Presidential Politics; The 1 Percent Toasts the Good Life - Posted March 14, 2012
We've gotten so used to the celebrity circus that has dominated Michael's lately that we did a double take when we found the dining room populated mostly by suits, well-heeled ladies and dandies who prefer to let their bank accounts (not publicists) do the talking. Aside from the usual boldface names... [FishbowlLA]

Dan Rather, Steve Kroft and An Encore Appearance by John Legend - Posted February 29, 2012
I got several emails last week when I was on vacation alerting me to John Legend's presence in the dining room. "You're missing him!" texted one faithful "Lunch" reader. "Oh well," I thought, "next time." Imagine my surprise when the singer magically appeared in the dining room today and even shot... [FishbowlLA]

Melania Trump, Charles Grodin and Princess Di's Wedding Designer - Posted July 20, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The oppressive heat didn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. The joint was jumping with media mavens of every stripe, including one editor who is clearly having a moment (David Zinczenko), high-profile publish... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Melania Trump, Charles Grodin and Princess Di's Wedding Designer - Posted July 20, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The oppressive heat didn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. The joint was jumping with media mavens of every stripe, including one editor who is clearly having a moment (David Zinczenko), high-profile publish... [FishbowlNY]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [FishbowlNY]

Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael's - Posted October 6, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael's today. By now, we've grown used to seeing ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael's - Posted October 6, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael's today. By now, we've grown used to seeing ... [FishbowlNY]

John Sykes, Jared Kushner & Moguls on the Make - Posted May 5, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting like recent visitors Michael Douglas and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Sykes, Jared Kushner & Moguls on the Make - Posted May 5, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting like recent visitors Michael Douglas and ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [FishbowlNY]

Sara Nelson Blames Journalists and Publishers for High Advances - Posted December 2, 2009
In a recent interview, O Magazine books director and former Publishers Weekly editor Sara Nelson blamed both journalists and publishers for pushing author advances to destructively high sums over the last few years. Here's an excerpt from her interview, conducted by ... [GalleyCat]

O Hires A Bunch Of New Editors - Posted September 10, 2009
O, The Oprah Magazine has announced several new hires, filling out the editorial department under new editor-in-chief ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

O Hires A Bunch Of New Editors - Posted September 10, 2009
O, The Oprah Magazine has announced several new hires, filling out the editorial department under new editor-in-chief ... [FishbowlNY]

Dan Brown and Publishing's "DBDay" - Posted August 12, 2009
With 6.5 million copies of Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" coming out on September 15, publishing folks are looking towards what some call "DBDay" with a mixture of anticipation and fear. Former Publishers Weekly editor ... [GalleyCat]

Sara Nelson Defends Salinger Follow-Up - Posted June 16, 2009
Former Publishers Weekly editor Sara Nelson has joined the legal fight against J.D. Salinger's efforts ... [GalleyCat]

LAT FOB: Publishing 3.0 Panel - Posted April 27, 2009
The Publishing 3.0 panel was moderated by the LAT's David L. Ulin. Panelists were Sara Nelson formerly of Publisher's Weekly, publisher Richard Nash... [FishbowlLA]

More Layoffs At Publishers Weekly - Posted April 16, 2009
Publishers Weekly suffered a painful round of cuts in January that included editor-in-chief Sara Nelson. Yesterday the magazine lost three more- managing editor Robin Lenz, associate editor... [FishbowlLA]

David Carr and Others Attempt to Spell for Charity - Posted November 6, 2008
On Monday night (known across the land as the night before the election) the CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines and Presses) hosted its annual spelling bee fundraiser. The line-up of spellers showcased the spelling talents of some well known media types including Harper Collins' ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Carr and Others Attempt to Spell for Charity - Posted November 6, 2008
On Monday night (known across the land as the night before the election) the CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines and Presses) hosted its annual spelling bee fundraiser. The line-up of spellers showcased the spelling talents of some well known media types including Harper Collins' ... [FishbowlNY]

It Seems Some Woman Wrote a Novel About Muhammad's Wife - Posted August 21, 2008
Since Michelle Boorstein is the religion correspondent for the Washington Post, and doesn't usually cover the book beat, it's understandable that today's recap of the Jewel of M... [GalleyCat]

Checking In on the Harlequin-Nascar Partnership - Posted August 21, 2007
When NASCAR decided to join forces with Harlequin to produce original novels with a racecar theme, reaction was - and still is - rather curious, as the Christian Science Monitor's Harry Bru... [GalleyCat]

The Postmortem Robert Ludlum Cottage Industry - Posted July 30, 2007
Spy thriller master Robert Ludlum may have died in 2001, but as the New York Times' Richard Sandomir discovered, that hasn't stopped publishers from releasing books - a dozen so far - with his name on the cover. 2006 alone saw three Ludlum-branded works: ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE... [GalleyCat]

GalleyCat is "On the Money" - Posted July 17, 2007
Last month, CNBC's On the Money featured me and PW Editor-in-Chief Sara Nelson to talk about all things Harry Potter... [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]

Are Serials Good for Your Publishing Health? - Posted June 11, 2007
The New York Times' Joanne Kaufman wonders if first serial rights - once so coveted by magazines that they were willing to pay six figures for the privilege of publishing exclusive excerpts from a highly anticipated book - have lost their luster. After all, when many such excerpts give away the... [GalleyCat]

BEA: Reactions in Print - Posted June 4, 2007
Motoko Rich concentrates on the digital aspects of BEA. The Washington Post's Bob Thompson covers the convention for the paper, also got an advance look at ... [GalleyCat]

Publishers Get Into the Speakers' Bureau Game - Posted June 4, 2007
At the New York Times, Celia McGee highlights the growing number of publishers who have set up separate speakers' bureaus for select authors. In the last two years, several major publishing houses have set up speakers bureaus. HarperCollins was the first, in May 2005, followed b... [GalleyCat]

Lunch at Michael's: Ralph Lauren Is Into Leather - Posted May 2, 2007
Fashion designers are a strange bunch. These arbiters of style often appear in some head-scratching ensembles that, if they were mere mortals, would land them squarely in "What were they thinking?" territory. We're always on the lookout for the sartorially splendid during o... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Ralph Lauren Is Into Leather - Posted May 2, 2007
Fashion designers are a strange bunch. These arbiters of style often appear in some head-scratching ensembles that, if they were mere mortals, would land them squarely in "What were they thinking?" territory. We're always on the lookout for the sartorially splendid during o... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Wesley Clark & A Model Mystery - Posted April 25, 2007
We missed Jane Fonda by a day. Today's lunch crowd was lacking the star power we've come to expect on our weekly visits so while we were disappointed our usual perch at the bar had been usurped by an unidentified exec, we didn't miss much from our less than... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Wesley Clark & A Model Mystery - Posted April 25, 2007
We missed Jane Fonda by a day. Today's lunch crowd was lacking the star power we've come to expect on our weekly visits so while we were disappointed our usual perch at the bar had been usurped by an unidentified exec, we didn't miss much from our less than... [FishbowlNY]

Publishers Weekly's Revamped Website - Now with Blogs! - Posted March 15, 2007
My initial reaction to PW's brand-spankin'-new website was something on the order of a kvetch of "but why can't I find anything?" Then I remembered that I tend to lose my keys every other minute and scatter things around the house, so my judgment on this part may be somewhat impaired.... [GalleyCat]

Lunch at Michael's: All Hail Tina Brown! - Posted March 8, 2007
When a little birdie told us to switch our weekly reservation from Wednesday to Thursday so as not to miss the confab of publishing powerhouses that were expected today, we did so in a heartbeat. We're happy to report today's crowd didn't disappoint. Where else could you ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: All Hail Tina Brown! - Posted March 8, 2007
When a little birdie told us to switch our weekly reservation from Wednesday to Thursday so as not to miss the confab of publishing powerhouses that were expected today, we did so in a heartbeat. We're happy to report today's crowd didn't disappoint. Where else could you ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [FishbowlNY]

Today in AMS: S&S Bid Rejected, Economies of Scale - Posted January 23, 2007
Buried at the end of Julie Bosman's New York Times piece about Perseus's offer to acquire the distribution contracts of Publishers Group West clients is that the federal bankruptcy court in Delaware rejected a bid by Simon & Schuster to reclaim books in Advanced Marketing Services' inventory that could be valued... [GalleyCat]

more...