Peter Mauceri, who had a 35-year career in book publishing sales and retired as Hachette Book Group's v-p, national accounts, in 2008, died on May 25.
He joined Warner Books, an HBG predecessor, in 1986, and was a much beloved and admired member of the HBG sales team, the company said. "We remember fondly Peter's booming laugh and fabulous stories--but he was also a great salesperson who had superb longstanding account relationships and terrific instincts about what would really move a buyer and what would draw in a consumer. Peter was the life of every party, so much fun to spend time with. In addition to great books, Peter loved music and writing. He retired to travel and write and learn Spanish, and in the nine years since he left HBG he did all of these things with great joy."
Donations can be made in his memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MSKCC Office of Development, P.O. Box 27106, New York, N.Y. 10087. Please indicate his name in the memo line of the check. Donations can also be made online at giving.mskcc.org.