WASHINGTON (Sept. 7, 2012)—Janet Goldstein has been appointed senior vice president and editorial director of National Geographic Books. She reports to Melina Gerosa Bellows, executive vice president and chief creative officer for Books, Kids and Family, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of editorial development for the division’s general trade, direct response and digital books.
“We are delighted to welcome Janet to the National Geographic family,” Bellows said. “She is an industry powerhouse, whose experience and strategic savvy will take the division to new heights.”
Goldstein comes to National Geographic with more than 30 years of experience in the publishing industry, most recently running a publishing and strategy consulting firm in New York.
She previously served as the editorial director of Broadway Books (Random House), executive editor and imprint director at Viking Penguin, associate editor at Harper Collins and book director of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute. She has spoken at the University of Michigan, City College of New York, American Society of Journalists and Authors, San Miguel de Allende Writers’ Conference and may other venues on the subjects of publishing, entrepreneurship and the art of developing great ideas.
Goldstein has worked with such recognized and bestselling authors and clients as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, novelist Barbara Kingsolver, self-help guru Wayne Dyer, relationship expert Harriet Lerner (“The Dance of Anger”), productivity innovator David Allen (“Getting Things Done”), Buddhist Lama Surya Das and executive consultant Susan Scott (“Fierce Conversations”). She is the coauthor of “It’s Not About the Coffee” with Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks.
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