Posted on September 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Macmillan CEO John Sargent is leaving his job in January.

The New York Times reported yesterday that the move, though it followed considerable turmoil at the publishing company, caught many by surprise.

Among the recent scandals that Macmillan has faced: embargoes on ebook purchases for libraries, the decision to publish the novel American Dirt (criticized for its depiction of migrants as written by a white person), a walkout over racial inequality, and layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a bigger-picture look at Sargent’s tenure, head to the New York Times.

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