Two Dozen Let Go at Globe Pequot/Lyons Press
Approximately 25 staff members of Globe Pequot Press and Lyons Press, including many in editorial and sales, were let go yesterday. The move came less than two months after Rowman & Littlefield bought Globe Pequot from Morris Communications.
Rowman & Littlefield president and CEO Jed Lyons said that "the positions eliminated were across all departments, mostly due to duplication in job function with our company. Globe Pequot was vertically integrated with its own warehouse in Tennessee, its own sales organization, etc. With NBN involved now, many jobs were eliminated."
He added that Lyons Press was affected because Rowman & Littlefield is moving away "from being a general interest trade house to a more focused specialty publisher in the old core Lyons categories." Falcon Press remains the same.
Among staff people reportedly let go were Janice Goldklang, executive director of editorial for Globe Pequot/Lyons Press (who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 917-459-6244); Mary Norris, editorial director of Skirt! Books and executive editor of Lyons Press (email@example.com); editor Lara Asher; James Jayo, editor at Lyons Press; and Jon Sternfeld, editor at Globe Pequot.
Among those spared was Keith Wallman, a Lyons Press editor, and Amy Lyons, editorial director of travel at Globe Pequot Press.