Globe Pequot publisher Jim Childs will retire October 31 after three years at the press and 40 years in publishing. Childs joined Globe Pequot in 2014 following its acquisition by Rowman and Littlefield. Previously, he had worked with Prentice-Hall, the Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins, John Wiley, Time Inc. and the Taunton Press.
"My time at Globe Pequot has been rewarding and I especially enjoyed working with such a dedicated, creative and innovative team. I know that I am leaving the press in good hands and wish my colleagues all the best in the coming years," said Childs.
Jed Lyons, president and CEO of Rowman & Littlefield, praised Childs, saying, "In Jim's tenure here, he has shaped the future of our category-driven, enthusiast imprints. We are well-poised to see continued growth. Jim led a team effort that created a long-range publishing plan, launched strategic publishing partnerships and developed a market-focused approach to book acquisitions. Jim has been a respected and admired member of the company's management team which has benefited from his long years of experience and his publishing savvy."