ABRAMS will launch a new division called Abrams Plus. Henceforth, a great number of products will fall under the Abrams Plus umbrella including calendars, the gift and stationary line, and digital businesses. Several staff changes have been made in light of this new development.
Jess M. Brallier was hired to serve as the vice president and publisher of Abrams Plus. Lindy Humphreys has been promoted to associate publisher of Abrams Plus. Two editorial directors, Karrie Witkin and Miriam Tribble, will also report to Brallier.
Michael Jacobs, the president and CEO of the company, gave this statement in the press release: “The businesses that make up Abrams Plus are now formally recognized as an integral publishing unit at ABRAMS and well positioned for accelerated growth and innovation under Jess’ leadership. With the creative team currently in place as well as stellar resources from our design, production, managing editorial, sales, and marketing departments, Abrams Plus is poised to excel.”