FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Kensington Publishing Founder Walter Zacharius Has Died

Walter Zacharius (pictured), the founder of Kensington Publishing, passed away this week at 87-years-old.

Zacharius started Kensington in 1974. Some of the authors he published included National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates, historical novelist Ken Follett, romance author Fern Michaels, and Tucker Max. In 2004, he realized a life-long dream of becoming a published author with the release of his novel, Songbird (later retitled The Memories We Keep).

Here’s more from Kensington’s tribute to the publisher: “Using his artistic sensibilities, he was the first to introduce ‘special-effect’ foil-stamped, holographic, 3D and moving image book covers into the marketplace. Among his other firsts, Walter started a highly-successful African American publishing imprint (Arabesque Books), created the first Spanish-language romance line, and in 2007 opened a West Coast operation, the headquarters of Kensington Media, LLC. a film production company.”

Mediabistro Course

Develop a Freelance Career

Develop a Freelance CareerStarting November 3, learn the skills you need to build a thriving career as a freelancer! Taught by a New York-based freelancer, Lauren Waterman will teach you how to develop salable ideas, write compelling pitches and communicate with editors, and track and submit all of your freelance expenses. Register now!