By Rachel Deahl -- Publishers Weekly, 4/3/2008 8:58:00 AM
After more than two years overseeing the refigured Weinstein Books, Rob Weisbach is stepping down. Weisbach came on board in 2005 as Miramax Books was being shuttered to make way for its new incarnation as Weinstein Books. Accoording to a statement from the Weinstein Company, Weisbach is departing to "pursue other publishing opportunities." Judy Hottensen, v-p and publisher of Weinstein Books, willserve as interim-president. Weisbach was unavailable for comment but is expected to announce his plans shortly.
Under Weisbach, Weinstein Books released such titles as Plum Sykes's The Debutante Divorcee, Rick Riordan's The Sea of Monsters and Vincent Lam's debut, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. A rep at Weinstein Company, when asked about a potential replacement for Weisbach, said an announcement will likely be made "in the coming weeks" on the subject.