Chief Executive Officer,
Hachette Book Group
Michael Pietsch is Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group, a leading US publisher of books for general readers. HBG comprises eight publishing divisions – Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Audio, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Orbit, and Perseus Books—and is the U.S. division of the global publishing company Hachette Livre. As CEO, Michael has overseen the acquisitions of Perseus Books, Black Dog & Leventhal, and Hyperion Books during a period of growth and transformation for HBG.
Earlier in his forty-year publishing career, as Publisher at Little, Brown and in editorial positions at Crown and Scribner, Michael edited or published books by acclaimed writers including James Patterson, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Malcolm Gladwell, Donna Tartt, Michael Connelly, Tina Fey, David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Walter Mosley, Stacy Schiff, Alice Sebold, Peter Guralnick, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, David Foster Wallace, and a posthumous memoir by Ernest Hemingway, The Dangerous Summer. Michael continues to edit select books, and his passion for the close partnership between writers and publishers is the basis of his approach to publishing and to his role as CEO.
Michael is a member of Hachette Livre’s International Executive Committee and serves on the boards of PEN America, Poets & Writers, and the Association of American Publishers. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Harvard College. He and his wife, Janet, a children’s book editor, have three children and live north of NYC..
SVP & Publisher,
Little, Brown and Company
Reagan Arthur has recently been promoted to Senior Vice President, Publisher of Little, Brown & Co. Prior to her new role, she was the VP, Editorial Director of Reagan Arthur Books an imprint of Little, Brown. Reagan began her publishing career at St. Martin's Press, and also worked for Picador USA. Writers she has worked with since arriving at Little, Brown include Kate Atkinson, Kate Braestrup, Tony Earley, Joshua Ferris, Elin Hilderbrand, Elizabeth Kostova, Denise Mina, George Pelecanos, Josh Bazell, Kathleen Kent, and Joanna Scott.
SVP, Corporate Communications
Sophie Cottrell is Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for Hachette Book Group. She is also a member of the Executive Management Board of HBG.
She originally joined HBG (then Time Warner Book Group) in 2002 as Associate Publisher for Little, Brown and Company, and held that role until 2008.
She started her Publishing career at Alfred Knopf in 1989, rising from assistant to Senior Publicist from 1989 to 1996. She served as Associate Publicity Director at Alfred Knopf from 1996 to 1999. Sophie then served as Publicity Director at Pantheon Books from 1999 to 2002.
She currently serves on the Association of American Publishers Trade Executive Committee.
Sophie graduated from Brown University in 1989 with a degree in Comparative Literature with French. She is married with three children and lives in Pelham, NY.
VP & Publisher,
Mauro DiPreta is the Vice President and Publisher of Hachette Books, a division which houses Hachette Books and Black Dog & Leventhal. Hachette's mission is simple: to publish great books that engage, inspire, and provoke. Hachette Books was established in 2014 to publish leading writers and thinkers in narrative nonfiction, business, technology, history, health and wellness, pop culture, and memoir. Our list also includes quality suspense and contemporary fiction. Regardless of the category, Hachette Books is committed to publishing with intent, providing authors with an exceptional publishing experience, and to fostering a passionate community of writers, readers, editors, and booksellers who discuss and debate the ideas of the day.
DiPreta began his publishing career in 1991, first at Warner Books before moving to HarperCollins where he spent over fifteen years at Harper, William Morrow, and co-founded It Books. Later he became Editor-in-Chief of Crown Archetype, an imprint of Penguin Random House, before finally coming to HBG.
SVP, Director of Marketing Strategy
Heather Fain is Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing Strategy for the Hachette Book Group. In this role, she oversees the company's consumer marketing including advertising and social media outreach and works across the divisions to provide marketing infrastructure to help ensure that our books are reaching the widest possible audiences. She works closely with all the publishers as well as IT to bring innovation to our marketing programs.
Fain began her career in the publicity department at Warner Books in 1996 and also worked in the publicity department at Henry Holt before joining Little, Brown and Company in 2001. At Little, Brown, she held a variety of positions including director of publicity, marketing director, and deputy publisher. Throughout her career, she has worked on the publicity and marketing campaigns for a wide range of authors including Michael Connelly, John Feinstein, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Keith Richards, Stacy Schiff, Alice Sebold, David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Donna Tartt, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Malala Yousafzai. She has twice been named one of Advertising Age's Entertainment Marketer of the Year (2003 and 2005).
A graduate of the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fain now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
SVP, Content Development and Audio Publisher
Anthony Goff (Senior Vice President, Content Development and Audio Publisher) started his career in 1993 at Dow Jones, Inc. working for The Wall Street Journal and Barrons. In 1995 he made his foray into book publishing in marketing at St. Martin's Press, before jumping into sales at Penguin USA during the Stephen King Green Mile phenomenon, and later managing Advertising and Promotions for Dutton/Plume. In 1997 Anthony was hired by Simon & Schuster where he stayed in sales/marketing and publishing positions, for 7 years. In 2003 he moved to Time Warner AudioBooks as Marketing Director, before being promoted, first to Associate Publisher, then VP & Publisher of Hachette Audio. Under his direction, the audio team has grown steadily and been a significant profit contributor to the book group as Anthony forged new sales relationships focusing on developing technologies and emerging platforms. Furthermore, with Anthony overseeing the Audio marketing and production departments, Hachette Audio have won six Grammy awards and three Audiobook of the Year distinctions. Anthony has been on the Audio Publishers Association Board of Directors since 2004, serving both as President, and Vice President. A graduate of Fairfield University, along with his wife Jennifer, they have three children and reside in Cranford, NJ.
SVP & Publisher, Orbit
Tim Holman joined HBG in 2006 to launch the Orbit SF and Fantasy imprint within the Little, Brown division. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President and Publisher when Orbit and graphic novel and manga imprint Yen Press were brought together to create a new publishing division. He joined the Executive Management Board of HBG in 2009.
Tim began his publishing career in the UK in 1991, following a short course at the St James's Secretarial College, London (44 wpm, 97% accuracy). He joined Orbit in 1992 as an Editorial Assistant and became Editorial Director of the imprint in 1997, quickly establishing it as the UK's market-leading SFF imprint. In 2002, he set up the Atom imprint publishing YA fiction, and launched Stephenie Meyer in the UK.
Since relocating from London to New York in 2006, he has continued to oversee Orbit in the UK, where it is an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group.
Tim graduated from the University of Manchester in 1989 with a first-class BA (Hons) degree in English Language and Literature.
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
Joe Mangan joined Hachette Book Group (HBG) as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2014. In this capacity, Joe is responsible for the company's publishing operations, as well as its corporate strategy. Joe oversees managing editorial, publishing operations, fulfillment and distribution, facilities and procurement, information technology, third party publisher services, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining HBG, Joe spent ten years as the Chief Operating Officer of Perseus Books Group, where he oversaw all aspects of the company's sales and operations, and helped set and execute the company's strategy.
Joe spent the first twenty years of his professional career consulting to companies pursuing opportunities at the intersection of strategy and technology. Joe was a Managing Director at Razorfish, an ebusiness innovation company where he was responsible for all of the company's activities in the Northeastern United States. Prior to that, Joe was a Principal at Booz Allen and Hamilton where he specialized in advising media and entertainment companies facing significant transformational challenges. Prior to that, Joe worked as a computer consultant where he helped companies, large and small, take better advantage of the technologies available to them.
Joe Mangan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the State University of New York.
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Mubarek became the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hachette Book Group, Inc. (HBG) in March 2015. He also serves as a member of the Executive Management Board of HBG.
Stephen originally joined the Company in August 1999 as Vice President & Controller of HBG, when it was previously Time Warner Trade Publishing. He was later promoted to Senior Vice President & Controller and then to Senior Vice President of Finance.
He is a Certified Public Accountant, and began his career with Ernst & Whinney in Connecticut, which subsequently became Ernst & Young. He later served as Corporate Controller and CFO of a large music distributor.
Stephen currently serves on the American Association of Publishers (AAP) Mass Market Affidavit Returns Subcommittee. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife, Tamara. They have two children.
SVP, Group Sales Director
Chris Murphy was recently promoted to Senior Vice President, Group Sales Director and member of the EMB at HBG. Prior to that Chris was SVP Retail Sales; VP of National Accounts and VP of the Diversified Imprint Group.
Chris started his trade bookselling career at Barron's Educational Series in the late 1980's He originally joined Time Warner in 1990 as Marketing Manager for Warner Juvenile Books and held various jobs in marketing and sales until moving to Hyperion in 1995 as Sales Director.
He moved to Scholastic as Sales Director in1998 where he worked for seven years before Returning to HBG in 2004.
Chris graduated from St. Bonaventure University where he met his wife Laurie. They have four children and reside in Melville, Long Island.
EVP & General Counsel
Carol Fein Ross is Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel, Hachette Book Group, Inc. Carol oversees all legal work for the group, its divisions and imprints (including business, marketing and trade, claims and litigation, transactions, employment, and intellectual property matters), and contractual arrangements with authors, creators, illustrators and distribution partners.
Carol joined the company in 1983, working in both the Time Warner corporate and Time Inc. legal departments before joining Book Group management in 1995. Carol has chaired the Lawyer's Committee of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for over 10 years, and is an Adjunct Professor at City University of New York. She has been a member of the Copyright Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Entertainment and Sports Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, the U.S. Copyright Society, and the American Bar Association. Carol has been involved in strategic decision-making and corporate transactions of the company.
Carol graduated from Cornell University and Brooklyn Law School, then worked for a federal judge in Manhattan and the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, before entering the corporate world. Along with colleagues, she won a Time Inc. Presidents Award in 1998 for her work on a comprehensive agreement between Time Warner and Microsoft's book division. She has also authored an article on Fair Use and Copyright for a publication by the AAP entitled "Book Publishing and the First Amendment."
SVP & Publisher of
Grand Central Publishing
Ben Sevier is Senior Vice President and Publisher of Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, joined the company in 2017. He oversees the acquisition and publication of the approximately 400 titles per year on Grand Central Publishing’s hardcover, trade paperback, ebook and mass market lists. Mr. Sevier is responsible for all aspects of publishing activities for its imprints, including Twelve, Grand Central Life & Style, Forever, and Forever Yours.
Sevier has spent seventeen years in the publishing industry, the last decade at Dutton. Most recently, he was Dutton's Vice President and Publisher and led their staff of editors, marketers, and publicists, overseeing all aspects of Dutton's publishing program. Writers Sevier has worked with include the New York Times-bestselling novelists Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, Jonathan Tropper, Tami Hoag, Joseph Finder, and Linda Fairstein, and he published the first books by bestselling novelists Louise Penny, Charles Finch, Selden Edwards, Brad Taylor, Daniel Suarez, and Jussi Adler-Olsen. He has also acquired and edited a broad range of nonfiction including the two-million-copy seller No Easy Day by Navy SEAL Mark Owen, Red Platoon by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, and directed the acquisition and publication of bestsellers by Nick Offerman, Drew Barrymore, Brooke Shields, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, Maria Goodavage, and Janice Kaplan. Prior to Dutton, Sevier had editorial roles at Simon & Schuster, St. Martin's Press, and HarperCollins Children's Books.
A native Californian, Sevier lives in New York City with his wife and children.
EVP & Publisher,
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Megan Tingley serves as Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers at Hachette Book Group USA, Inc. She began her publishing career at Little, Brown as an editorial assistant in the children's book department and celebrated her twenty-fifth anniversary with the company in 2012. Megan was named one of the 50 Top Women in Book Publishing byBook Businessmagazine and has been on the board of the Children's Book Council since 2008.
As publisher, Ms. Tingley oversees the publication of editorial, design, marketing, and publicity of books for children and young adults, including novelty, picture books, middle reader and young adult fiction and nonfiction, and licensed properties. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is the home of an impressive array of admired and bestselling writers, including Sherman Alexie, Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, Paolo Bacigalupi, Marc Brown, Libba Bray, Cornelia Funke, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Shannon Hale, James Patterson, Jerry Pinkney, and Lemony Snicket. During Megan's tenure as publisher, LBYR has had winners and finalists in all the key awards: Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and the National Book Award, and she acquired Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, one of the most successful and influential series of novels in the past decade.
During her entire editorial career, Megan has been committed to publishing distinguished books that celebrate diverse voices and points of view and that invite young readers to express themselves freely and fight for their beliefs. Some of the notable books she has published include Luna by Julie Anne Peters, the first young adult novel to explore the experience of a transgender teen, and Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance by Laban Carrick Hill, both of which were named National Book Award finalists; It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr; and the You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series by Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman.
In recognition of Megan's support of humanitarian and literacy efforts, she has received the Time Inc. Andrew Heiskell Award from Time Inc. and the Marjorie Guthrie Leadership Award, and been named a Reach out and Read Literacy Champion.
A graduate of Macalester College, where she studied comparative literature, Megan lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband, writer Dan Zevin, and their two children.
SVP, Human Resources
Andrea Weinzimer is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hachette Book Group, Inc., and serves as a member of the Executive Management Board.
Andrea originally joined the Company in 2001 when it was a part of Time Warner. In 2006, when the Company was purchased by Hachette Livre, she helped manage the transition to new ownership. During her tenure with the Book Group, it has been named a Best Company to Work for by Crain's New York Business for three consecutive years (2009 - 2011).
Andrea is a member of the HR Executive Committee of the American Association of Publishers (AAP), and is the Chair of the AAP Compensation Committee. She is an active member of the Women's Media Group and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She received an award from the 5 O'Clock Club for her outstanding compassion and decency to employees.
Prior to joining the Hachette Book Group, Andrea's previous work experience includes positions within the Investment Industry, Advertising and a Legal Information Services firm. She has worked as an independent consultant providing HR services to a diverse group of clients.
Andrea's other interests include volunteer work with the SMART Ride (an AIDS fundraising organization that gives 100% of pledges raised back to the communities to be used for direct services.), and in the New York City school system.
SVP & Publisher,
Rolf Zettersten is the Senior Vice President and Publisher of Hachette Nashville. This includes two imprints, FaithWords and Center Street. The Faith imprint was launched in September 2001 and Center Street began in 2004. Together they have sold more than 70 million units and produced dozens of national bestsellers. Rolf has acquired and/or edited such national bestselling authors as Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, and John C. Maxwell.
Before coming to Hachette in 2000, Rolf was the publisher of Thomas Nelson's trade division. He is the author of three books, including a Gold Medallion Award winner. Rolf was also the Executive Editor of the Parents Resource Bible. He began his publishing career as Executive Vice President of Focus on the Family where he launched the book and magazine publishing divisions. He is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, where he earned a B.A. degree in Journalism.