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Random House Creates Combined Ballantine Bantam Dell Unit

rh23.jpgToday Random House Publishing Group announced that they will combine the Bantam, Dell, and Ballantine imprints into a single Ballantine Bantam Dell unit. Ballantine Books publisher Libby McGuire will serve as publisher at the new combined imprint, and Bantam Dell publisher Nita Taublib will depart.

The new unit will incorporate many imprints: Ballantine, Bantam, Del Rey/Spectra, Delacorte, Dell, ESPN Books, One World, Presidio, and Villard. The EIC of the new imprint will be Jennifer Hershey and Scott Shannon will serve as Ballantine Bantam Dell Mass Market publisher.

Here’s more from the internal memo: “The newly formed Ballantine Bantam Dell will continue to publish hardcovers and paperbacks in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction subjects and genres and be a commercial powerhouse in our industry.”

Follow this link to read more about Taublib’s departure. A memo on the promotions and the new unit follows after the jump.

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Bantam Dell Publisher Nita Taublib Steps Down

bdlogo.jpgAs news broke of an imprint merger at Random House today, the conglomerate publisher announced that Bantam Dell publisher Nita Taublib will be leaving the company. She will serve as a consultant until June, helping set up the newly formed Ballantine Bantam Dell unit.

For almost 30 years, Taublib has worked with an amazing list of authors, including: Tami Hoag, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, and George R. R. Martin. In 1999, the NY Times interviewed the then-deputy publisher about her work with novelist Iris Johansen.

Here’s more from the memo about Taublib’s departure: “Nita has an enviable combination of editorial wisdom–that innate sense of what readers want to read–with great management skills and a talent for nurturing her authors and her staff. When Bantam Dell became part of the Random House Publishing Group fifteen months ago, Nita was invaluable in bringing the groups together. She has graciously agreed to continue with us through June as a consultant to assist us during this transition.”

View the complete memo about Taublib’s departure after the jump.

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