Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher
Jonathan Karp joined Simon & Schuster in 2010. He is responsible for the editorial and publishing activities of the Simon & Schuster and Free Press imprints. Mr. Karp was previously Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, and Editor-in-Chief of Random House, where he began his publishing career in 1989 as an editorial assistant and worked for sixteen years. Among the authors he’s edited are Alan Alda, Henry Alford, Alex Berenson, Buzz Bissinger, Steven Bochco, Po Bronson, Erica Brown, Christopher Buckley, Hillary Clinton, Vicki Croke, Dave Cullen, Clive Davis, Ken Dornstein, David Dow, Gregg Easterbrook, Michael Feinstein, Noah Feldman, Elizabeth Frank, Donna Gaines, James Garner, David Gilmour, Neil Gordon, Brian Grazer, David Gregory, Karen Hall, Gary Hart, Laura Hillenbrand, Christopher Hitchens, Rupert Holmes, Paul Hond, Joshua Horwitz, Andrew Hudgins, David Ignatius, John Irving, Molly Ivins, Sheena Iyengar, Sebastian Junger, Donald Katz, Elizabeth Kelly, Robert Kurson, David Kushner, Jennifer 8 Lee, David Liss, Eric Liu, Jon Meacham, Edward M. Kennedy, Rob Lowe, Chris Matthews, John McCain & Mark Salter, Daniel Menaker, G. Wayne Miller, George Mitchell, Graham Moore, Susan Orlean, Matthew Pearl, Mark Penn & E. Kinney Zalesne, Peter G. Peterson, Rick Perlstein, David Plotz, Kenneth Pollack, Sharon Pomerantz, Joe Posnanski, Mario Puzo, Linda Ronstadt, Ron Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Rosen, Carole Bayer Sager, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan Senor & Saul Singer, Amity Shlaes, William Shore, Sally Bedell Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mike Stanton, Donna Summer, Kara Swisher, Andrew Tobias, Donald Trump, Henry Waxman, Doron Weber, Eric Weiner, Paul Wellstone, Juan Williams, Herman Wouk, Kenji Yoshino, and Mitchell Zuckoff.