“April 2, 2010
TO: All Employees
FROM: Michael Morrison
After much in-house discussion, we have decided that in the interest of what’s best for our HarperStudio authors and employees, our last batch of titles to be published under the HarperStudio imprint will be on the Summer’10 list. All books scheduled for Fall ’10 and beyond will be published by one of our other imprints which are fully staffed with the best publishing, marketing, and publicity teams in the business. We will be contacting agents and authors to discuss the best editors and imprints for each of these titles. Going forward, and in the entrepreneurial spirit of HarperStudio, all our imprints are happy to discuss profit sharing scenarios on a book by book basis. As a result of this restructuring, there will be staffing changes within the General Books group.
I’m happy to report that Debbie Stier, Associate Publisher of HarperStudio and Director of Digital Marketing for HarperCollins, will continue in her role as Director of Digital Marketing for the company reporting to Carolyn Pittis. Debbie will also continue to acquire books for all imprints as Editor-at-Large. Kathryn Ratcliffe-Lee will continue to report to Debbie.
I’m pleased to announce that Senior Editor Julia Cheiffetz will move to the Harper imprint and report to Jonathan Burnham. Assistant Editor Katie Salisbury will continue to report to Julia.
Jessica Wiener will continue as Director of Marketing, reporting to me.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.”