Amazon Publishing Head Larry Kirshbaum to Depart

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October 26, 2013


This article originally published October 25, 2013 in the LA Times’ Book section.

By Carolyn Kellogg, LA Times

“What does it mean when the high-powered head of an ambitious start-up publishing house leaves?

That’s what the publishing business is asking Friday after the news that Larry Kirschbaum will leave Amazon Publishing on Jan. 17, 2014. Kirschbaum, was best known as head of Time Warner Book Group, a position he left in 2005 after working at the company for more than 30 years. He had spent time as an agent, and he’ll return to that.

In an official statement, Amazon wrote, “Larry joined us two and a half years ago and has been instrumental in launching our New York office, including our New Harvest partnership, and establishing our children’s book business. We’re sorry to see him go, and wish him the best of luck as he returns to life as a literary agent.”…

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