Bob Miller has a new job. The former publisher of Workman will be starting at Macmillan in July, overseeing what Macmillan is calling a new "standalone company" focused on publishing nonfiction in the U.S.
Miller, who's best known in the industry for founding Hyperion in 1990 and for a three-year stint with Workman, will be reporting directly to Macmillan CEO John Sargent in his new tole. Miller's company, which does not yet have a name, will be publishing approximately three titles per month, launching its list in 2015.
Sargent said this new project will bring Miller back to his roots, since he began his career at St. Martin's Press, as an editorial assistant. "Finding the right books at the right price is a tough job, and Bob has shown himself to be very good at it," Sargent said. "We're really thrilled to welcome him back to the Flatiron Building and we're looking forward to many successes together in the years ahead." Miller said he is "very grateful to [Sargent] and my Macmillan colleagues--new and old--for this chance to do what I love with such enthusiastic support."