Today Macmillan CEO John Sargent announced that Steve Rubin will become president and publisher of Henry Holt at the beginning of November.
The current Henry Holt president Dan Farley will turn his attention towards managing the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. In September, Rubin resigned as executive VP and publisher-at-large for Random House, a position he assumed in February following massive restructuring at the conglomerate. Before that, he had served as Doubleday Broadway Group’s former publisher.
Here’s Rubin’s statement, from the subscription-only article: “Throughout my career, I have always strived to publish those exceptional books that bridge the gap between commerce and literature. I believe that Holt is the perfect place to do this, given that its sister companies are the distinguished Farrar Straus and the powerhouse St. Martin’s Press, I can’t wait to work more directly with books and authors in developing a tight, powerful, focused list.”