San Francisco, Calif. — Terry Newell, President of Weldon Owen, the book-publishing division of Bonnier, has decided to retire after 15 years at the company, it was announced today by Dave Freygang, CEO of Bonnier Corp. Roger Shaw, Weldon Owen’s Vice President and Publisher, will succeed Terry as President, reporting to Freygang.
“We appreciate Terry’s capable leadership through significant changes in the company’s ownership and the transformation of Weldon Owen from an independent book packager to a highly regarded publisher,” said Freygang. “Roger has been instrumental in generating long-term custom-publishing businesses with brand partners, creating innovative titles with a long backlist life, and developing an effective digital strategy. I am confident he’s the right leader to drive future growth for the company and leverage its well-deserved reputation for high-quality books into new growth areas.”
Shaw began his career with Dorling Kindersley, creating illustrated books for a global readership, and was one of the first employees of DK’s seminal digital-publishing division. He graduated from the University of Leeds, England, with a B.A. honors degree in English language and literature, and received an M.Phil. degree in publishing from the University of Stirling in Scotland. At Weldon Owen, he has produced successful publishing programs with leading brands including The Body Shop, Gymboree and Pottery Barn.
Additionally, Amy Kaneko has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and is taking on broader responsibilities for revenue generation for the company. Kaneko has occupied senior positions at a wide range of U.S. publishing companies, including Chronicle Books, IDG Books, Grove/Atlantic and Doubleday. She earned her degree from New York University.
Weldon Owen operates in partnership with Galvanized LLC as Bonnier Brands, a recently created corporate division focused on books, digital products and other extensions to the Bonnier portfolio, which includes Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and Popular Science. The company is based in San Francisco and publishes a list of 60 titles per year, which are distributed to the trade in North America by Simon and Schuster. This fall, Weldon Owen will publish Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook from Bonnier-owned Saveur magazine.
About Bonnier Corp.
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in America, with more than 30 multichannel brands extending into all platforms including magazines, digital media, books, events and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, American Photo, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Cycle World, Working Mother and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Swedish-based Bonnier AB, a multichannel media conglomerate operating in 15 countries.