NEW YORK, March 6 —Jonathan Karp has been promoted to President and Publisher, Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, effective immediately. In this new role, he will have overall responsibility for Simon & Schuster’s New York–based adult trade publishing, which includes Atria Books, Gallery Books, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Touchstone and their associated sub-imprints and lines, and he will report to President and CEO Carolyn Reidy. Mr. Karp will also continue to serve as Publisher of the Simon & Schuster trade imprint.
“Jon is well suited and more than ready to take on this greater responsibility,” said Reidy. “Since he became publisher of Simon & Schuster, Jon’s group has consistently yielded strong annual profits. He has accomplished this by assembling a staff of talented new and long-time editors, publicists and marketing specialists; by fostering a team-oriented and inclusive work environment in which initiative and creativity are valued; and by publishing with verve and to bestsellerdom both longtime and newly acquired authors across a great range of publishing categories.”
Under Mr. Karp’s leadership, the Simon & Schuster imprint has continued to publish with great success authors such as Mary Higgins Clark, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson, David McCullough, Tony Robbins and Bob Woodward, while launching acclaimed books by Jonah Berger, Bill Browder, Rinker Buck, Lisa Halliday, Chip and Dan Heath, Siri Hustvedt, Naomi Klein, Jessica Knoll, Samin Nosrat, Susan Orlean, Vaddey Ratner, Matthew Thomas and Rebecca Traister. Other notable authors and cultural figures brought to the imprint’s list during Mr. Karp’s tenure include Tom Brady, Stephen Colbert, Ray DalioClive Davis, Nelson DeMille, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brian Grazer, John Irving, Sam Lipsyte, Gucci Mane, Chris Matthews, Bruce Springsteen and Andrew Sullivan.
In speaking of his new role, Karp said: “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. Publishing is a collaborative profession, and I look forward to continuing to work with Carolyn, and to collaborating with our highly accomplished publishers in each of our distinct yet complementary imprints. Together, we will build upon what is already a remarkable enterprise and continue to publish books we believe in and love.”
Mr. Karp first joined Simon & Schuster in 2010 as Executive Vice President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster trade imprint, and in 2012 was promoted to President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group, including Free PressPrior to joining Simon & Schuster, Mr. Karp served as the founding Publisher and Editor in Chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group. Mr. Karp began his publishing career at Random House, where he held numerous positions, including Editor in Chief.
Mr. Karp is a graduate of Brown University. He lives in Manhattan.
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