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  • Obituary: Penguin Exec Carl L. Jolley

    Carl L. Jolley, a longtime Penguin Group (USA) distribution executive who retired in 2009 as v-p, corporate director, distribution, passed away on Monday, December 14, at his home in Pennsylvania. He was 70.

  • Obituary: Alix Nelson-Frick

    Alix Nelson-Frick, author and former CEO of the book-focused advertising firm Franklin Spier, died November 12. She was 77.

  • Obituary: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

    Weschcke, who has owned one of the world's oldest spirituality publishers, Llewellyn Worldwide, since 1961, died on Saturday. He was 85.

  • Obituary: Rena Wolner

    Rena Wolner, the only woman to be named president and publisher of three major mass market publishing houses, died of lung cancer November 7. She was 70.

  • Obituary: Dan Poynter

    Dan Poynter, author, founder of Para Publishing, publishing consultant, parachute-designer and self-publishing pioneer, died November 3 after a long illness. He was 77.

  • Obituary: Gerald Gross, 94

    Gerald Gross, a top publishing executive at several major houses from 1946-1975, died in his home in the Baltimore area on October 14. He was 94.

  • Obituary: Robert 'Bob' Gray

    Bob Gray, publisher of Central Recovery Press, 57, died on October 15, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a long illness.

  • Obituary: Vera B. Williams

    Vera B. Williams, noted children’s book author and illustrator, artist, educator, and social activist, died on October 16, 2015. She was 88.

  • Obituary: Tarcher Books Founder Jeremy Tarcher

    Jeremy Tarcher, the founder of the publishing company Tarcher Books (now part of the Tarcher Perigee imprint of Penguin Random House), died September 20.

  • Obituary: Frank Urbanowski, Former Director of MIT Press, Dies

    The former MIT Press director who pioneered the strategy of focused disciplinary specialization, created the first university press website, and published the first interactive e-book died late last week.

  • Jackie Collins Dies at 77

    Collins, the mega-bestselling author of Hollywood novels, died on September 19 at the age of 77.

  • Obituary: Liz Perle, 59

    Perle, who served as publisher of William Morrow, among other top level positions across publishing houses, died August 20 at the age of 59, after living with breast cancer for more than eight years.

  • Obituary: Ann McGovern

    Prolific children’s author, collage artist, and world traveler Ann McGovern died on Saturday, August 8, at her home in New York City. She was 85.

  • Obituary: Patricia Day Stein, of Stein and Day Publishers

    Patricia Day Stein, who was v-p and co-founder of the book publisher Stein and Day with her then husband Sol Stein, died on July 16 in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., of natural causes.

  • Obituary: E.L. Doctorow

    E.L. Doctorow, the American author best known for such novels as 'Ragtime' and 'The March,' died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84.

  • Obituary: Scott Meyer

    After a long struggle with cancer, the founder of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, N.Y., passed away on Sunday July 19.

  • Obituary: Marjorie Braman, 60

    Braman, who served as senior v-p and publishing director at HarperCollins, then v-p and editor-in-chief at Henry Holt, died on July 2 of complications with breast cancer.

  • Obituary: James Brannigan, 54

    James Brannigan, a well-known executive in the audiobook industry and former president of the Audio Publishers Association, passed away on June 29 after a brief illness.

  • Obituary: William D. Farley (1931-2015)

    The founder of Seattle Mystery Bookshop in Seattle, Wash., died on Sunday, June 28, just days before the bookstore will celebrate its 25th anniversary on July 1. He was 83.

  • Obituary: Avin Mark Domnitz (1944-2015)

    Former American Booksellers Association CEO Avin Domnitz died of cancer on June 27. During his tenure he advanced the cause of independent booksellers, creating Book Sense (now IndieBound) and Winter Institute.

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