Earlier today, it was reported by Publishers Weekly that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has reorganized its imprints focused on young readers into one division.
We have acquired a statement on the matter from Betsy Groban, senior vice president and publisher for the new division, Books for Young Readers:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books has a new moniker: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, encompassing all hardcover, paperback and novelty publishing. The hardcover editorial function has been blended into one group, based in New York and Boston. Mary Wilcox, the newly promoted editor-in-chief, is at the helm of this new combined group.
Paperback publishing continues under the leadership of editorial director Julia Richardson and digital publishing continues under the leadership of editorial director Daniel Nayeri.
Clarion Books will remain separate under the leadership of publisher Dinah Stevenson.
I believe that this new configuration expands our creative and editorial focus while streamlining administrative work for the group going forward.