Five days after leaving his job as publisher of Penguin Random House’s TarcherPerigee imprint, Joel Fotinos has resurfaced at St. Martin’s Press where he has been named v-p and editorial director of a new line of mind/body/spirit books. Fotinos will start at SMP on November 6.

St. Martin’s had few details on the upcoming line, including when the first books will be released. According to SMP, Fotinos will look for established and new authors in the fields of spirituality, self-empowerment, and well-being. He has been charged with, SMP said, developing “an active and thriving backlist.”

Commenting on the Fotinos appointment, SMP president and publisher Sally Richardson said in a statement: “We have long had an interest and success in publishing in the mind/body/spirit space and we look forward to strengthening and growing that success with [Fotinos’s] focus and expertise.” Fotinos will report to Richardson.

Fotinos was at HarperCollins before joining TarcherPerigee where he worked for 21 years. Among the authors he has worked with are Julia Cameron, Judy Collins, Neale Donald Walsch, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Billy Graham, Daniel Siegel, and Donna Eden

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