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Laurence J. Kirshbaum

Laurence J. Kirshbaum, literary agent, former publishing executive. Named Public Person of Year, Publishers Weekly, 2005.

Education

  • Degree, University Michigan, 1966.

Career

  • Reporter Newsweek Magazine, Detroit and San Francisco, 1966—1969. Assistant sales manager Random House, 1970—1974. Director marketing Ballantine Books, 1970—1974.

    Vice president, circulation director Conde Nast Publications, 1982—1983. From vice president marketing to president Time-Warner Book Group (formerly Warner Books, Inc.), 1974—1982, public, chief operating officer, 1983—1984, president, 1984—1996, chairman, 1996—2005. Founder, Chief Executive Officer LJK Literature Management LLC, New York City, since 2005.

    Board directors Baker & Taylor, Inc., Overdrive, Inc.

Works

  • Co-author: Is the Library Burning?, 1970.
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  • 1966
    University Michigan
  • 1966 - 1969
    Reporter Newsweek Magazine
  • 1970 - 1974
    assistant, sales manager Random House
  • 1970 - 1974
    director, marketing Ballantine Books
  • 1974 - 1982
    from vice president, marketing to president Time-Warner Book Group (formerly Warner Books
  • 1982 - 1983
    vice president, Conde Nast Publications
  • 1982 - 1983
    circulation director, Conde Nast Publications
  • 1983 - 1984
    from vice president, marketing to president Time-Warner Book Group (formerly Warner Books
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