Reverberations Continue Following Oct. Simon & Schuster Re-Org: New Associate Publisher at Gallery

The Gallery Publishing group was one of the four divisions left standing at Simon & Schuster following an Oct. 2012 reorganization at the publishing house. An internal memo from CEO Carolyn Reidy at the time of the reorganization seemed to indicate that Gallery was left alone in the move under the continued leadership of its president, Louise Burke.

Now another player has been added to the Gallery team. Michelle Martin is joining as vice president and associate publisher, reporting to Burke. She comes most immediately from Read more in a memo below from Burke:

[Announcement]

I am happy to announce that Michele Martin will be joining us as Vice President and Associate Publisher for the Gallery Books Group, reporting to me. Many of you might remember Michele from her previous time at Simon & Schuster, 1994-1999, when she held the position of Vice President, Associate Publisher of the Simon & Schuster imprint, and played a role in the success of the imprint and in such bestsellers of that era as The Melatonin Miracle by Walter Pierpaoli, as well as serving as editor of the New York Times bestseller The Children’s Book of Virtues by William Bennett.

Michele most recently founded and ran MDM Management, which will now be assumed by CSG Literary Partners. Michele has also held positions as Executive Vice President at Avalon, at Langenscheidt and Doubleday, where she created and oversaw the Main Street Books imprint.

Michele’s wide-ranging experience in sales, marketing and general management of a variety of imprints, and in publishing both fiction and nonfiction will serve the Gallery, Pocket and Threshold imprints well. In this position she will work closely with Gallery Books Publisher, Jennifer Bergstrom, Publicity Director, Jennifer Robinson and our newly-appointed Marketing Director, Liz Psaltis. Michele is a strong addition to the Gallery Books Group, and her arrival completes the leadership team that will help us position our imprints for further success in today’s marketplace.

Her first day will be March 4th. Please join me in welcoming Michele to the Gallery Books Group.

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