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Publishers Weekly‘s top editor laid off in restructuring

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

The New York Times’ Arts Beat blog reports Publishers Weekly Editor-in-Chief Sara Nelson has been laid off as part of a restructuring of parent company Reed Business Information.

The layoffs affect about 7 percent of Reed’s staff.

Publishers Weekly is the primary trade magazine of the publishing industry, and parent to The Beat and PW Comics Week. Reed Business Information, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier, also owns Reed Exhibitions, organizer of New York Comic Con.

As part of the restructuring, Brian Kenney, editor-in-chief of the Reed-owned School Library Journal, will become editorial director of that magazines plus PW and Library Journal.

Nelson, a veteran book reviewer and editor who worked previously for Glamour, Self, The New York Observer and Book Publishing Report, came to PW in 2005. She’s the author of So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading.

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