Brian Grogan Retires from Sourcebooks

Brian Grogan, v-p of mass market sales at Sourcebooks, has retired, effective May 31. He joined Sourcebooks in 2021 after a long career in book publishing that began in 1992 as a bookseller at Books-A-Million. He went on to work as a national account manager for the Hearst Book Group and joined HarperCollins in 2001, where he spent nearly 20 years as senior v-p of sales before retiring, the first time, in 2020.

Brian Grogan

Grogan's role will be filled by promotions from within Sourcebooks. Raquel Latko has been promoted to associate director of sales, mass merch adult; Jess Elliot to associate director of sales, mass merch kids; and Christina Noriega to director of special markets and gift sales.

Dominique Raccah, publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks, said, "I will be ever grateful for Brian's commitment to Sourcebooks. In just a few years, he has left an indelible imprint on our company. His leadership and sales strategies have been instrumental in the growth we've experienced in recent years. He's been an incredible colleague, and a steadfast champion for our books and authors."
Paula Amendolara, senior v-p of sales, commented: "Brian came to Sourcebooks with the goal of increasing our presence and market share in the key mass retailers. Through his strong relationships with customers, strategic planning, and best-in-class salesmanship, he met and exceeded those goals in record time! I am extremely grateful for Brian's dedication to Sourcebooks and I wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement."

Kristin Bartelme, senior v-p of marketing at Readerlink Distribution Services, added: "Brian's contribution to the industry has been immeasurable, and I am so thankful for his years of partnership and advocacy on behalf of Readerlink and our collective customers."

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