Ben Sevier is Executive Vice President and Publisher of Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. He oversees the acquisition and publication of the approximately 350 titles per year on Grand Central Publishing’s list. Mr. Sevier is responsible for all aspects of publishing activities for its imprints, including Grand Central, Balance, Forever, Legacy Lit, and Twelve.
Writers Sevier has worked during his twenty-five years in publishing include the New York Times-bestselling novelists David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, Thomas Harris, Colleen Hoover, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Nicholas Sparks, Jonathan Tropper, and Scott Turow, and he acquired and edited the first books by bestselling novelists Louise Penny, Charles Finch, Selden Edwards, Brad Taylor, Daniel Suarez, and Jussi Adler-Olsen. He has also worked on 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 Sally Field, Tom Segura, Nick Offerman, Drew Barrymore, Brooke Shields, Dr. William Li, Admiral William McRaven, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. Prior to Grand Central, Sevier was the Vice President and Publisher at Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, which followed editorial roles at Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, and HarperCollins Children’s Books.