The current Henry Holt president Dan Farley will turn his attention towards managing the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. In September, Rubin resigned as executive VP and publisher-at-large for Random House, a position he assumed in February following massive restructuring at the conglomerate. Before that, he had served as Doubleday Broadway Group’s former publisher.
Here’s Rubin’s statement, from the subscription-only article: “Throughout my career, I have always strived to publish those exceptional books that bridge the gap between commerce and literature. I believe that Holt is the perfect place to do this, given that its sister companies are the distinguished Farrar Straus and the powerhouse St. Martin’s Press, I can’t wait to work more directly with books and authors in developing a tight, powerful, focused list.”