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Erin Stein to Join Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Erin Stein will be joining Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as publisher starting December 1, 2014. Erin will lead a yet-to-be-named new imprint focusing on branded publishing and new content creation, as well as acquiring original commercial fiction and picture books. She will report directly to Jon Yaged, president and publisher of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (MCPG).

Stein joins MCPG from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, where she was editorial director of branded, licensed, and media tie-in publishing, developing original fiction and tie-in programs for bestselling licensed properties such as Ever After High, Monster High, My Little Pony, Despicable Me, and The Muppets, as well as overseeing traditional publishing brands including Arthur, Matt Christopher, and Tintin.

“MCPG has enjoyed fabulous growth over the past several years, and we are always exploring new ways to accelerate our growth. Erin’s phenomenal track record with licensed publishing and new content creation makes her the perfect fit for us. I could not be happier to welcome Erin to the team,” said Jon Yaged.

“I am thrilled to be joining the stellar group at Macmillan. The new imprint will be a creative playground for both developing new characters and properties and also working with partners to expand the worlds of existing brands. The vision is to give each book I publish multiple opportunities to succeed across a variety of mediums,” said Erin Stein.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group comprises Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. These imprints are home to award-winning, New York Times–bestselling authors like Madeleine L’Engle, Natalie Babbitt, Roald Dahl, Jack Gantos, Nancy Tillman, Catherynne M. Valente, Marissa Meyer, Paul Pope, Gene Luen Yang, Eric Carle, Leigh Bardugo, Lane Smith, Nick Bruel, Erin E. Stead, Philip C. Stead, and hundreds more popular authors and illustrators. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is proud to publish many of the classics of children’s literature, including A Wrinkle in Time; Tuck Everlasting; The Black Cauldron; A Cricket in Times Square; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; and The BFG; as well as popular new classics like Speak, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Dead End in Norvelt, On the Night You Were Born, and Bad Kitty.

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large, family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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