Today Random House Publishing Group announced that they will combine the Bantam, Dell, and Ballantine imprints into a single Ballantine Bantam Dell unit. Ballantine Books publisher Libby McGuire will serve as publisher at the new combined imprint, and Bantam Dell publisher Nita Taublib will depart.
The new unit will incorporate many imprints: Ballantine, Bantam, Del Rey/Spectra, Delacorte, Dell, ESPN Books, One World, Presidio, and Villard. The EIC of the new imprint will be Jennifer Hershey and Scott Shannon will serve as Ballantine Bantam Dell Mass Market publisher.
Here’s more from the internal memo: “The newly formed Ballantine Bantam Dell will continue to publish hardcovers and paperbacks in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction subjects and genres and be a commercial powerhouse in our industry.”
Follow this link to read more about Taublib’s departure. A memo on the promotions and the new unit follows after the jump.