Grand Central Publishing’s Twelve imprint has its third publisher in three years. Deb Futter, v-p and editor-in-chief of GCP, has been tapped to replace Cary Goldstein, who is stepping down to pursue other interests. Goldstein was publisher at Twelve for two years, the second publisher to be named at the imprint after founding editor Jonathan Karp left, in 2010, to join Simon & Schuster.
Twelve was founded in 2006 by Karp, and he and Goldstein, then associate publisher, launched the first list in 2007. Twelve went on to publish a number of commercial and critical successes. After Karp left the company, GCP president and publisher Jamie Raab picked an industry outsider, Susan Lehman, to succeed him, but Lehman lasted only a few months before stepping down and was replaced by Goldstein.
Futter, who will continue as GCP editor-in-chief, said she is “excited to shepherd a new era for this illustrious imprint.” A senior editor to work with Futter at Twelve is expected to be named soon. “I can’t think of a sharper or more experienced editorial voice to shape this dynamic list than Deb. Since she came to Grand Central, her editorial eye has enhanced the entire GCP publishing program and I can’t wait to see what she brings to Twelve,” said Raab.
Since joining GCP in 2007, Futter has acquired and worked with a range of authors, including Scott Turow, Carole King and Steve Martin. Among the books she has already acquired and will be editing for the Twelve list include an untitled memoir by Barbara Ehrenreich, The History of Drinking by Susan Cheever, First Girl by New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, and a memoir by Alexandra Zapruder.