Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Appoints Rick Wolff to Launch Line of Business Titles

NEW YORK — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing announced today that Rick Wolff is joining the Company to launch a new line of business books.

Wolff will serve as Senior Executive Editor, editing and publishing approximately 10-15 titles per year.  In a distinguished career as founder, editor-in-chief, and publisher of Warner Business books and then the Business Plus imprint at Grand Central, Wolff has acquired and edited more than 50 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or BusinessWeek bestselling business books. These have included Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad which spent close to seven years on the New York Times bestseller list.
Wolff’s other notable business authors have included Hank Paulson, Jack Welch, Ted Turner, Mike Krzyzewski , Capt. Mike Abrashoff, Donald T. Phillips, Alexis Ohanian, Jeff Benedict, Dr. Robert Cialdini, and Dr. Robert Sutton,  among many others.

“We have long wanted to expand our business publishing here at HMH, and Rick is the perfect person to lead that effort.  His experience is unparalleled, and his track record speaks for itself,” commented Bruce Nichols, Senior Vice President of General Interest at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to join HMH and to establish a first-rate business list here,” added Wolff. “I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and to start acquiring titles right away.”

Wolff will start at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on September 15, and will be based in the Company’s New York office.


About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing
For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats, from hardcovers and paperbacks to e-books and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster’s New World® dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express.