Hyperion Names Ellen Archer Vice President and Publisher And Will Schwalbe Vice President and Editor in Chief

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hyperion

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellen Archer, vice president and
 associate publisher of Hyperion, has been promoted to vice president and
 publisher, and Will Schwalbe, executive editor, has been named vice president
 and editor in chief.  The announcement was made today by Robert S. Miller,
 president of Hyperion.  The appointments take effect immediately.
     As publisher of Hyperion, Archer assumes responsibility for the editorial,
 production, and art departments and will continue to supervise marketing,
 publicity, synergy, and sales functions for Hyperion and its four imprints.
 Before joining Hyperion in April 1999, Archer was vice president and associate
 publisher of the Ballantine Publishing Group.
     In making the announcement today, Miller said: "Ellen Archer is one of the
 most consistently creative, energetic professionals in our business.  Ellen
 knows how to make any book reach its ultimate potential, whether it is a
 literary novel or a celebrity memoir; her campaigns for several bestsellers,
 including Steve Martin's "Shopgirl", Dr. Judith Wallerstein's "The Unexpected
 Legacy of Divorce", and Liz Smith's "Natural Blonde", speak for themselves.
 I'm thrilled that she will be Hyperion's publisher.  Will Schwalbe is
 passionately eclectic as an editor, and this ability combined with his
 experience and his devotion to authors will serve him extremely well as editor
 in chief.  With these promotions, Hyperion is well positioned to continue its
 march up the bestseller lists for years to come."
     As editor in chief, Schwalbe will oversee the editorial and managing
 editorial departments, as well as acquire and edit fiction and nonfiction
 titles for the house, reporting to Archer.  As executive editor at Hyperion,
 Schwalbe acquired and edited a variety of national bestsellers including: "The
 Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey" by Linda Greenlaw; "FISH! A
 Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results" by Steve Lundin, Harry
 Paul, and John Christensen; "The Naked Chef" by Jamie Oliver; and edited Paul
 Hoffman's "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers" which won the Rhone-Poulenc Prize
 for best science book in 1998.  He also has overseen the launch of Hyperion
 East, an imprint specializing in Asian fiction in translation.  Before joining
 Hyperion in 1997, Schwalbe was editor in chief and senior vice president of
 William Morrow and Company.
     Hyperion, which was founded in 1991, publishes general-interest fiction
 and non-fiction hardcover, trade, and mass-market paperback books for adults
 and includes the Talk Miramax, ESPN Books, ABC Daytime Press, Hyperion East,
 and Theia imprints.  Hyperion is the adult book publishing unit of ABC, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Hyperion
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellen Archer, vice president and
 associate publisher of Hyperion, has been promoted to vice president and
 publisher, and Will Schwalbe, executive editor, has been named vice president
 and editor in chief.  The announcement was made today by Robert S. Miller,
 president of Hyperion.  The appointments take effect immediately.
     As publisher of Hyperion, Archer assumes responsibility for the editorial,
 production, and art departments and will continue to supervise marketing,
 publicity, synergy, and sales functions for Hyperion and its four imprints.
 Before joining Hyperion in April 1999, Archer was vice president and associate
 publisher of the Ballantine Publishing Group.
     In making the announcement today, Miller said: "Ellen Archer is one of the
 most consistently creative, energetic professionals in our business.  Ellen
 knows how to make any book reach its ultimate potential, whether it is a
 literary novel or a celebrity memoir; her campaigns for several bestsellers,
 including Steve Martin's "Shopgirl", Dr. Judith Wallerstein's "The Unexpected
 Legacy of Divorce", and Liz Smith's "Natural Blonde", speak for themselves.
 I'm thrilled that she will be Hyperion's publisher.  Will Schwalbe is
 passionately eclectic as an editor, and this ability combined with his
 experience and his devotion to authors will serve him extremely well as editor
 in chief.  With these promotions, Hyperion is well positioned to continue its
 march up the bestseller lists for years to come."
     As editor in chief, Schwalbe will oversee the editorial and managing
 editorial departments, as well as acquire and edit fiction and nonfiction
 titles for the house, reporting to Archer.  As executive editor at Hyperion,
 Schwalbe acquired and edited a variety of national bestsellers including: "The
 Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey" by Linda Greenlaw; "FISH! A
 Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results" by Steve Lundin, Harry
 Paul, and John Christensen; "The Naked Chef" by Jamie Oliver; and edited Paul
 Hoffman's "The Man Who Loved Only Numbers" which won the Rhone-Poulenc Prize
 for best science book in 1998.  He also has overseen the launch of Hyperion
 East, an imprint specializing in Asian fiction in translation.  Before joining
 Hyperion in 1997, Schwalbe was editor in chief and senior vice president of
 William Morrow and Company.
     Hyperion, which was founded in 1991, publishes general-interest fiction
 and non-fiction hardcover, trade, and mass-market paperback books for adults
 and includes the Talk Miramax, ESPN Books, ABC Daytime Press, Hyperion East,
 and Theia imprints.  Hyperion is the adult book publishing unit of ABC, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Hyperion