Reagan Arthur, the editorial director of Little, Brown’s Reagan Arthur Books imprint, will be the next publisher and senior VP of Little, Brown. She will assume her new role on April 1st as Michael Pietsch becomes the new CEO of Hachette Book Group.
The release included this news: “In stepping into the role of Publisher, Arthur will retire the Reagan Arthur Books imprint she has led for three years.”
Arthur has worked at Little, Brown since 2001, earning her own imprint in 2008. She has edited Tina Fey, Joshua Ferris, Kate Atkinson, George Pelecanos and Ian Rankin.
Pietsch had this statement in the release:
Soon after Reagan Arthur arrived at Little, Brown one of our sales reps told me, “I’ll read anything Reagan recommends.” Throughout the world of writers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, scouts, literary agents, and international publishers, Reagan’s name has come to carry that same weight … Reagan was born to the work of publishing, she understands it deeply, she possesses a publisher’s relentlessness and charm, and she is hungry for more.