Dear Students and Colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to announce Susan Katz as the David Pecker Professor. Ms. Katz was formerly President and Publisher of Harper Collins Children’s Books. She was appointed to that position in 1996 and has spent twenty eight years professionally committed to publishing and Harper Collins. Under her leadership, the children’s books division has earned numerous awards. She has worked with many authors and illustrators including Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as the David Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Ms. Katz first lecture, is entitled “Creating a Best Seller: The Author, the Editor and the Publisher.” Ms. Katz will explore the making of a bestselling picture book series, which has sold over 30 million copies. She will discuss the publishing process from inspiration of the text to its appearance on the New York Times best seller list. Her first lecture will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor, from 6-8p.m.
It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as professor and mentor to our students. I look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2015 at her first lecture.
Prof. Sherman Raskin
Director, MS in Publishing
Director, Pace University Press