The late Peter Mayer is remembered as the man who made the Penguin Group ‘the world’s most admired and successful publishing company.’
Peter Mayer, former Penguin CEO and publisher of Overlook Press, died on May 11, 2018. He will be remembered around the world for his zeal for book publishing and literature.
Overlook publisher Peter Mayer’s ambitious 125 volume series, The Russian Library, seeks to establish a Russian literary canon that can be read by the world in English.
By David Carnoy • David Carnoy, executive editor at CNET.com, originally released his mystery/thriller Knife Music as an iPhone app, which was first rejected on grounds of obscenity. It eventually went on to sell 30,000 copies as e-books for the Kindle and Sony Reader, and paperbacks from Amazon’s BookSurge. • The book’s success attracted the attention of Peter Mayer at …