Naples Tapped to Head Disney Books; Gonzales to Succeed Naples at Rodale
Disney Publishing Worldwide has named Mary Ann Naples as v-p and publisher of its Disney Book Group. Naples was most recently senior v-p and publisher at Rodale, and she will be succeeded there by Gail Gonzales, who is being promoted from within, having been v-p and associate publisher at the house.
In her new role, Disney said, Naples will oversee the U.S-based book unit of DPW, "serving as an industry representative" to agents, editors and others in the industry. She will be based in New York City, reporting to Jeanne Mosure, senior v-p and group publisher of DPW. Naples replaces Suzanne Murphy, who left Disney for HarperCollins last spring.