Hunt Named Head of Emmis Books

Indianapolis..Emmis Publishing today announced the appointment of Richard Hunt as President and Publisher of the newly-created Emmis Books division.

Hunt comes to Emmis with 20+ years in the book industry, including stints at Bantam Doubleday Dell and Houghton Mifflin. Most recently he served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for F&W Publications in Cincinnati. Other previous industry positions include Chairman of the Book Industry Study Group and President of the International Congress of Young Booksellers. Throughout his career, Hunt has written for many trade and consumer publications.

“We plan to enlarge the regional publishing division and leverage the content covered in Emmis magazines,” said Hunt. “Emmis is a terrific company, and the potential and opportunity for Emmis Books are wide open.”

Emmis Books has been created to expand and build upon the Emmis’ current regional book publishing division, Guild Press, which will become an imprint of Emmis Books. Nancy Baxter remains as President of Guild Press.