Scholastic Announces Publisher Arthur A. Levine to Depart for New Venture


Scholastic remains U.S. publishing home of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter


March 12, 2019 – New York, NY – Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today publisher Arthur A. Levine is departing the Company to form his own independent publishing company.

Scholastic is proud to continue to be the U.S. publishing home of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, as well as the Arthur A. Levine imprint’s backlist which has produced more than three hundred works of hardcover literary fiction, picture books, and nonfiction for children and teenagers, reflecting a diverse array of voices and winning countless awards along the way.

Ellie Berger, Executive Vice President & President, Scholastic Trade Books, shared, “Reflecting upon the many contributions Arthur and his editorial teams have made to Scholastic’s publishing program these last twenty-three years, I am very proud of the many award-winning, bestselling, and beloved books created. We wish Arthur continued success as he builds his own independent publishing company.”

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