Publisher Dana Canedy is stepping down from Simon & Schuster’s adult imprint after two years to focus on writing her next memoir (out from S&S in 2024). She was the first Black woman to ever hold the position. CEO Jonathan Karp will take over her position “for the foreseeable future.”
Karp says Canedy “has improved and bolstered the Simon & Schuster imprint in innumerable ways: by attracting incredibly talented authors and editors; by offering us fresh eyes on our practices through her perspective as an award-winning journalist and bestselling author; and by bringing vitality, voice, and humanity to Simon & Schuster, as I knew she would.” Canedy will remain available for consultation, and will continue to work on some of the titles she acquired.
The future of S&S as a whole is unclear. The proposed merger between S&S and Penguin Random House is still uncertain, as the US Department of Justice brought an antitrust lawsuit to stop the deal last year, with the trial set to start in August.
For more, see the coverage in the New York Times.
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