Penguin Random House Consolidates Adult Publishing Imprints, Appoints Madeline McIntosh to Lead
While Madeline's appointment is a significant change for Penguin's leadership structure, there is no change being contemplated for the creative and entrepreneurial direction of Penguin's individual publishing imprints. We all know that the diversity and autonomy of these publishing programs are indispensable to their success, and integral to the future of our company. A signature ingredient in Penguin's success has been its vigorous investment of energy, creativity and attention by format-dedicated publishing teams to ensuring maximum sales across both hardcover and paperback phases of a book's life. That focus and commitment will continue, with all imprints and their authors benefitting from the even closer collaboration possible under unified publishing leadership. Delivering the largest possible audience across all print and digital formats will always be our goal.
An essential member of Madeline's new senior publishing leadership team is Leslie Gelbman, President of the Berkley and New American Library Publishing Group. Leslie is both a brilliant, nurturing editor and a visionary publisher who is the architect overseeing many of Penguin's most successful adult publishing programs. Her contributions to the further development of Penguin will continue to be pivotal. Leslie remains a member of the Penguin Random House North America Board and the Global Executive Committee.
Newly reporting to Madeline from the former Penguin Adult group are: Kathryn Court, President & Publisher, Penguin Books; John Duff, Vice President, Publisher, Perigee, Senior Editor, GP Putnam's Sons; Clare Ferraro, President, Viking, Penguin, Plume; Joel Fotinos, Vice President, Publisher, Tarcher; Ann Godoff, President & Editor in Chief, Penguin Press; Ivan Held, President, GP Putnam's Sons; Geoff Kloske, Vice President, Publisher, Riverhead Books; David Rosenthal, President & Publisher, Blue Rider Press; Brian Tart, President & Publisher, Dutton, Gotham, Avery; Adrian Zackheim, President & Publisher, Portfolio, Sentinel.
Also newly reporting to Madeline are Paul Buckley, Leigh Butler, Jacqueline Fischetti, Richard Hasselberger, Casey Blue James, Dennis Lee, Catharine Lynch, Pat Lyons, Lily Rudd, and Kristin Spang.