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

Posts Tagged ‘Disney Publishing’

Disney Publishes Marvel Superhero Picture Books

At New York Comic Con, Disney Publishing hosted a panel featuring writer Rich Thomas, artist Val Semeiks, and artist Craig Rousseau. The panel explored a line of picture book titles starring Marvel comic book heroes (Disney acquired the company in 2009 in a $4 billion deal).

First, the panelists showcased the Origin Stories picture book series starring Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Professor X. The Hulk’s title will be released in November; the other five are already available. In continuation of this line, two books spotlighting The Mighty Avengers will be published in April 2012.

The first part will show how the heroes banded together. Part Two will discuss how Captain America joined the team. The publisher is also currently working on a project about the X-Men’s Wolverine. Future Origins Stories titles could star some villains and female heroes.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Rodale, Disney, Bedford/St.Martin’s

This week, Rodale is looking for a health book editor, while Disney Publishing is hiring an editor of e-books. Bedford/St. Martin’s is on the hunt for a senior application specialist, and Insight Editions is seeking a senior editor/associate publisher. Get the details on these gigs and more below, and find additional just-posted jobs on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Disney Publishing Seeks Digital Managing Editor

If you’ve always wanted to work for Disney Publishing Worldwide, here’s your chance. The company is hiring a digital managing editor to oversee its app creation process from concept through release date.

App-happy candidates will do well here as the gig will require you to be the go-to person for Disney Publishing’s growing app list. You’ll collaborate with several departments — digital, editorial, art, design and sales — ensuring apps are aligned with DPW and The Walt Disney Company’s priorities.

To land this gig, you should have a digital content management, project management or managing editorial background, but it’s equally as important to possess excellent multi-tasking skills. Knowledge of children’s publishing is preferred, and detail-oriented team players are most wanted. If this sounds like the job for you, apply here.

Attend mediabistro.com’s Career Circus on August 4 in New York City to find out where the jobs are, develop a career plan and engage with media peers and leaders.

Ally Carter Lands Two-Book Deal with Disney-Hyperion

Disney-Hyperion has acquired two books from children’s series author Ally Carter (pictured).

The publisher acquired the second book in the Heist Society series, Uncommon Criminals–it’s set for a June 21st release. The publisher also acquired the fifth, untitled book in Carter’s Gallagher Girls series–it’s scheduled for a spring 2012 release.

Editorial director Stephanie Lurie negotiated the deal with literary agent Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency. Senior editor Catherine Onder will edit the books. Warner Brothers has already optioned Heist Society for a film adaptation. Carter will appear at Leaky Con 2011 in July.

Disney Publishing Relocates Staff to White Plains

PW Daily reported yesterday that Disney Publishing, currently in offices at 114 Fifth Avenue in New York City, is relocating 175 of its 225 employees to a “state of the art” office facility in the Manhattan suburb, according to v-p of communications April Hattori. The move, which begins in October and should be completed by December is affecting staffers on both the magazine and book sides of the division; Hyperion‘s adult group is not affected by the move and will stay at its 66th Street location. Hattori also said that 20 editorial staffers from Disney Press, Hyperion Books for Children and Disney Editions will remain in Manhattan relocating to a “midtown location near Grand Central.”

In related news, former Disney head Deborah Dugan was named president and CEO of Entertainment Rights North America. Based in the U.K., ER owns a range of children’s and family programming as well as characters and brands.