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Stacy Creamer To Leave Touchstone

touchstoneStacy Creamer, the publisher of Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint, will leave the company on November 15th.

In a memo to staff, Scribner Publishing Group president Susan Moldow said she will work as Touchstone publisher “until further notice.” Here’s an excerpt from the memo:

Under Stacy, Touchstone has enjoyed ongoing success with Philippa Gregory, whose star as a first-class purveyor of historical fiction shines brighter than ever; relentlessly pushed Kathleen Grissom’s THE KITCHEN HOUSE, the proverbial little-book-that-could that has gone from an initial print run of 12,000 copies to more than 700,000 copies in combined print/electronic circulation; and extended Bethenny Frankel’s SKINNYGIRL franchise in new directions, including fiction. 

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Caroline Manzo Inks Book Deal

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo has landed a book deal with HarperCollins’ It Books imprint for a nonfiction book called Let Me Tell You Something.

According to Yahoo! News, Manzo’s book will include her “life lessons on family, friendship and long-term happiness.” Publication is set for March 2013.

The 51-year-old TV personality has been a part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey since 2009. The show is currently in its fourth season. Other Real Housewives stars who have also published books, including New York City cast members Bethenny Frankel and Alex McCord.

Mark Gompertz Named Digital Publishing VP at Simon & Schuster

C_427730.jpgSimon & Schuster named Mark Gompertz executive vice president of digital publishing. In the new post, Gompertz will coordinate digital publishing efforts at all levels of the company, from editorial to sales.

Since 1993, Gompertz been the publisher of Touchstone Fireside, working with bestselling authors like Philippa Gregory, Ursula Hegi, and Bethenny Frankel. During his tenure, he doubled the size of the publisher.

Here’s more from Simon & Schuster CEO, Carolyn K. Reidy: “As we explore these new digital formats, complications will inevitably ensue, and Mark will help all of us at Simon & Schuster, as well as our authors and our accounts, to find solutions to these complex issues. His job will also entail originating and acquiring digital content, developing policies, working out processes, and educating and informing us so we can all learn as we seek new revenue streams.”