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Macmillan is celebrating 175 years of operations with events throughout the year, with a “kickoff toast” event at Book Expo, May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the Javits Center in NY. They will publish a history of the company, The Macmillan Story, with distribution to their employees and authors. CEO John Sargent says, “We try to keep that family feel with Macmil­lan. We believe that staying true to our roots as a family owned company brings out a positive and comfortable environment not only for our em­ployees but for our authors too. It’s a place where you can feel at home and we hope to continue that for the next 175 years and beyond.” Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Scottish brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan.

Penguin Random House placed number one on the Forbes magazine ranking of “America’s Best Midsize Employers” (those with 1,000 to 5,000 employees). Last year it placed 33rd. Rankings are chosen by employee surveys, and Forbes says, “The company is celebrated by its workforce for being an employer that values freedom…. This culture of empowerment – coupled with unique benefits like a sabbatical program, student loan repayment assistance, and, yes, free books – helps turn entry-level hires into lifetime employees.”

Steven H Silver has announced that SF Site‘s news blog is going on hiatus, though he may continue to post news irregularly.

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