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Larry Nevins, Executive Vice President of Operations, is responsible for overseeing global digital operations, distribution, creative operations, information technology, administration, operations and supply chain and the facilities management functions at HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide.

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He was appointed to this position in July In , he assumed responsibilities for the Creative Operations departments and established the Digital Publishing Services group. Janet Gervasio is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for HarperCollins Publishers, responsible for accounting, credit and collections, budgeting, forecasting, financial planning, internal and external financial reporting, financial analysis and strategic management.

She was appointed to this position in She is a certified public accountant. Diane works closely with the HarperCollins executive team and News Corp on employee initiatives.

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She joined the company in Prior to her career in book publishing, Bailey held several human resources management positions. Prior to joining PRH, Adams was an associate with the publishing and media law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, where he represented publishers in libel, copyright and publishing-related lawsuits. Erin Crum is Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, overseeing corporate internal and external communications globally, as well as branding and corporate social responsibility.

Prior to joining HarperCollins, Crum held a number of public relations positions, both agency and in-house, working with global entertainment and consumer technology brands, including Netflix, Sony, and eBay.


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Burnham has more than 30 years of experience in publishing. A London native, Burnham graduated from Oxford University.

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Curr is building a fiction imprint sourced locally, globally, and internationally, while expanding the non-fiction properties, centering global appeals for the English and foreign language publishing programs. She is also growing the Amistad and Rayo imprints to build a wider list of diverse writers and stories within this editorial purview. Prior to joining HarperCollins, Curr founded Atria Books in , and was named President and Publisher of Atria Publishing Group in , with responsibility for all its editorial, publishing, and marketing activities.

Martin's father figured his son would at least attend university at nearby Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier. His parents, who are still alive, eventually sold the farm. Martin attended McGill, studying political science and economics, spent a year of travelling and a year working in Alberta, then returned to Ontario and enrolled in grad school at the University of Toronto.

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While studying in Toronto, Mr. Martin got a job working in the old fish market across from St. Lawrence Market; upstairs was an oyster bar called Coasters, and he'd often drop by before, during, or after his shift. Martin in ; he was 25 years old. That may be partly because of the strength of that first fall list: Between bites of black cod, he gives a rundown of the next two decades.

The following year Pearson, Penguin's former parent company, bought Putnam and, in what he characterizes as a reverse management restructuring, in which all the Putnam execs got the plum Penguin jobs, he was let go. Martin as vice-president and director of sales and marketing. The day he started, Mr. Martin walked into Mr. Neale's office and was informed that Bertelsmann, their parent company, had just bought Random House, then America's second-largest commercial publisher.

Martin describes himself as a "numbers hound," his favourite part of the job looking at the daily sales reports. Martin has "a steel-trap memory for numbers" and a "very good mind for forecasting what a book can and can't do. Martin is "very often the smartest person in any publishing room he's in. Still, he's remained in Canada, choosing not to decamp for the English-language publishing hubs of New York and London and turning down various overseas job offers. You can never be sure, but I don't think I do.

I don't lie awake at night thinking I could have done that. I have a really good job now. And I love my job.

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He's now been in the business for 35 years, during which time he's seen the industry experience massive change: Yet, "I take issue with the people who say the publishing industry is dying," he says, on his second glass of wine. The biggest change might have come when the Penguin Random House merger was announced in October, , with Bertelsmann, the German conglomerate, buying a controlling stake in Pearson, owner of Penguin, which Mr.

Martin sees as publishing's one true brand — its logo found not just on paperbacks but mugs, T-shirts, posters and more. Scale matters, particularly when you're dealing with these big guys. While results specific to Penguin Random House Canada are unavailable, according to Bertelsmann's latest annual report, released at the end of March, Penguin Random House increased revenue Since the merger, Mr. Martin has been splitting his time between company offices on Toronto Street and Eglinton Avenue.

The third office, on Sherbourne Street, houses production, design, and foreign rights. On June 15, the last of the employees will move into the new office, which will encompass three floors and 57, square feet, and feature a "very small boutique bookstore" on the ground floor.

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It's also open concept, meaning Mr. Martin is losing his office and, therefore, his bookshelves. When I follow-up a few weeks later, he tells me he's decided to bring the majority of his books to the new office, where they'll take up shelf space in one of the meeting rooms. While retirement isn't imminent, a new chapter is on the horizon. His wife, Donna Hayes, the former publisher of Harlequin, left her job at the end of They recently bought a place in Prince Edward County, a acre farm on the shores of Lake Consecon.

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Dixon — The Hardy Boys. And that was the first book I read cover to cover. I don't have a favourite book or a favourite author.

I have authors I read whenever they come out with a new book. But to say that I was going to take a book on a desert island with me? What would I take? I have no idea. You'd almost have to take a book of poems. Is it a good time to be a Canadian writer? But it's not going to be any easier to get published. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.