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More publishing layoffs

A friend of mine emailed me and said she was scared to go to Publishers Marketplace for fear of hearing about more layoffs.  Simon & Schuster is cutting 35 positions including "publishing divisions and international, operations and sales).  One of the S&S staff we know that is "resigning" is the head of the S&S Children's arm, Rick Richter who has been with S&S since 1999.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Jia
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 14:43:38

    Today hasn’t been a good day for publishing, has it?

    In the manga realm, I heard that TOKYOPOP has also laid off some people.

  2. Amy
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 17:04:35

    People around here are calling it “Black Wednesday”.

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