Robert Miller Named President of Disney's Hyperion Book Unit

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hyperion

    BURBANK, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert S. Miller has been named
 president of Hyperion, Disney's book publishing arm, it was announced today by
 Robert Iger, president and chief operating officer of The Walt Disney Company.
     Miller helped Disney establish Hyperion in 1990 and held the title of
 senior vice president and managing director. Hyperion publishes fiction and
 non-fiction, primarily for adults.
     "Bob has done an outstanding job in the past ten years of creating a
 highly successful book publishing company for us," said Iger. "Under his
 leadership, Hyperion has published more than 1,000 titles -- of which more
 than 100 have been national best sellers."
     Recent best-selling Hyperion books include: "The Hungry Ocean" by Linda
 Greenlaw, "Relationship Rescue" by Phil McGraw, "Natural Blond" by Liz Smith,
 "Middle of Nowhere" by Ridley Pearson, "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce" by
 Judith Wallerstein, and "Shopgirl" by Steve Martin.
     Forthcoming books include Michael J. Fox's "Lucky Man" and Peter Jennings'
 and Todd Brewster's "America."
     Miller, 44, began his publishing career as an editorial assistant at St.
 Martin's Press, became a senior editor at Warner Books and later was a vice
 president at Dell Publishing and editorial director of Delacorte Press.
     A native of Philadelphia, he holds a bachelor's degree in English
 Literature and Linguistics from Boston University, where he graduated summa
 cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  He, his wife Marta, and their three children
 live in New Jersey.
     He currently is chairman of the Association of American  Publishers.
 
 

SOURCE Hyperion
    BURBANK, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert S. Miller has been named
 president of Hyperion, Disney's book publishing arm, it was announced today by
 Robert Iger, president and chief operating officer of The Walt Disney Company.
     Miller helped Disney establish Hyperion in 1990 and held the title of
 senior vice president and managing director. Hyperion publishes fiction and
 non-fiction, primarily for adults.
     "Bob has done an outstanding job in the past ten years of creating a
 highly successful book publishing company for us," said Iger. "Under his
 leadership, Hyperion has published more than 1,000 titles -- of which more
 than 100 have been national best sellers."
     Recent best-selling Hyperion books include: "The Hungry Ocean" by Linda
 Greenlaw, "Relationship Rescue" by Phil McGraw, "Natural Blond" by Liz Smith,
 "Middle of Nowhere" by Ridley Pearson, "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce" by
 Judith Wallerstein, and "Shopgirl" by Steve Martin.
     Forthcoming books include Michael J. Fox's "Lucky Man" and Peter Jennings'
 and Todd Brewster's "America."
     Miller, 44, began his publishing career as an editorial assistant at St.
 Martin's Press, became a senior editor at Warner Books and later was a vice
 president at Dell Publishing and editorial director of Delacorte Press.
     A native of Philadelphia, he holds a bachelor's degree in English
 Literature and Linguistics from Boston University, where he graduated summa
 cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  He, his wife Marta, and their three children
 live in New Jersey.
     He currently is chairman of the Association of American  Publishers.
 
 SOURCE  Hyperion