Mary Ann Naples joins Rodale Inc as VP/Publisher, Rodale Books
Feb 08, 2013 Rodale Inc, a publisher of healthy lifestyle books, revealed that it has appointed Mary Ann Naples as VP/Publisher, Rodale Books and a member of the company's senior management team, with effect from 4 March 2013.
In her position as VP/Publisher of the Books Group, the company said Naples will oversee its North American trade and direct book publishing operations, including editorial, marketing and distribution channels, reporting to Maria Rodale, chairman and CEO, Rodale Inc. She will also collaborate with the company's brands, including international editions, in order to further expand the range of the Rodale Books list into new areas.
Naples was most recently chief of Business Development for social e-book retail site Zola Books and will continue to hold a position on the start-up's advisory board.
Before joining Zola, Naples was vice president of Talent and Business Development at OpenSky earlier co-founded boutique literary agency, The Creative Culture Inc. She has also served as an editor at Simon & Schuster, Hyperion and Doubleday.