December 14 – December 21, 2006 Edition

Zika Named Executive Editor for Bookspan’s Madison Park Press

New York, NY/12/7/2006—Carole Baron, Senior Vice President & Publishing Director of Bookspan, has announced the appointment of Christine Zika to the position of Executive Editor for Madison Park Press. In this role, Ms. Zika will acquire and edit original book projects for Madison Park Press and Doubleday Entertainment Book Clubs coordinating with book club editors, marketers and publicity for Madison Park Press properties.

Ms. Zika’s experience in the book publishing industry is wide-ranging. She joins Bookspan’s Madison Park Press from Berkley Publishing, Penguin USA where she was Senior Editor. Her duties covered trade paperback and mass market titles across fiction and general nonfiction. Prior to Berkley which she had joined in 1999, Zika held editorial positions at Dell Publishing, Avon Books and Mega-Books of New York. Some of her award-winning and bestselling authors include Earlene Fowler, Susan Johnson, Julia London, David Ellis, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, and the late Dr. Robert Atkins. She is a graduate of New York University.

Bookspan (a partnership between Bertelsmann AG and Time Warner Inc. is the parent organization (Bookspan®) with two wholly-owned subsidiaries; (Doubleday Entertainment™ and YES Solutions™). Doubleday Entertainment has almost 8 million members and includes nearly 40 book clubs, such as Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild, Book of the Month Club and special interest and lifestyle clubs. YES Solutions provides operational services and creative services to multi-channel direct marketers, national retailers and B2B enterprises.