Simon & Schuster Hooks Karp As Publisher

JonKarpTie-3114Simon & Schuster confirmed this morning that Jonathan Karp is its new executive vice president and publisher. Deadline told you yesterday that he would get the job after S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy fired David Rosenthal, who’d been in the post the last 13 years-. Karp is a well-regarded editor who most recently ran the Hachette Book Group imprint Twelve, where his books included the memoir True Compass by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens and War by Sebastian Junger. Before that Karp was Random House editor-in-chief., where¬† he edited Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit, the John McCain memoir Faith of My Fathers, Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief and Mario Puzo’s The Last Don. In between, he also served a short-lived stint in the movie business working for producer Scott Rudin, before returning to the book fold.

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