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Posts Tagged ‘Gary Gentel’

Bruce Nichols Moves to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

hmcologo.jpgMonths after HarperCollins shuttered his Collins division, Bruce Nichols is leaving the company to serve as adult trade and reference publisher at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

At Collins, Nichols worked on “Alex & Me” by Irene Pepperberg, “My Booky Wook” by Russell Brand, and “Red and Me” by Bill Russell. Before the HarperCollins restructuring, he was the Collins publisher–moving there after serving as executive editor at Free Press.

Here’s more from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt president, Gary Gentel: “Nichols is widely recognized in the industry for his leadership, innovation and keen editorial judgment, and his ability to find topics and writers that attract national attention … We want to build on our legacy, but also look to the future, and I’m thrilled to have Bruce guide our Adult and Reference programs.”

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Temporary Head for Houghton Mifflin’s Trade Division

Publishers Marketplace reports this morning that Gary Gentel has been promoted to interim president of Houghton Mifflin‘s Trade and Reference Division, effective immediately. Gentel moves up from corporate vp, director of sales, a position he’s held the last four years. HM CEO Tony Lucki told employees today that “Gary will lead the division’s strategic direction with the support of the trade and reference management team, who will report directly to him. He will also be an instrumental part of planning the integration of Harcourt Trade with Houghton Mifflin Trade and Reference.”