We are excited to announce Roger Scholl has joined Kevin Anderson & Associates as Senior Executive Editor!
Roger Scholl has spent nearly four decades as a senior editor, executive editor, and vice president at the Doubleday and Crown publishing divisions of Penguin Random House (PRH). He has acquired, edited and helped to orchestrate the publications of over 60 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers in the fields of business, leadership, self-improvement/self-help, behavioral psychology, history, science, politics, sports, biography, memoir, and current events. For ten years he served as the Editorial Director of the Doubleday Currency Business imprint, acquiring a select list of books by thought leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and bestselling authors, including Arianna Huffington, Chip and Dan Health, Marshall Goldsmith, innovation guru Eric Ries, physicist Michio Kaku, and prize-winning historian H.W. Brands.
In addition to acquisitions, Roger has worked as a collaborator and ghostwriter with dozens of notable authors and titles, many of which sold to major publishers. Some highlights include:
- Collaborating with motivational guru and bestselling author Grant Cardone on an original audio script called The 10X Mentor for Amazon’s Audible division.
- Shaping and editing a Simon and Schuster nonfiction history entitled Spies: The One Hundred Year Intelligence War Between East and West, by Calder Walton, a historian at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- Ghostwriting an expose by Joshua Powell, former chief of staff to the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, called Inside the NRA, for the Twelve Imprint at Hachette, a crash project produced for publication in advance of the 2020 presidential election.
- Ghostwriting the proposal by serial entrepreneur Marc Lore, the founder of Jet.com and former CEO and President of Walmart’s Ecommerce business, which was bought as a lead title for the Crown division of Penguin Random House.
- Collaborating on a proposal by Hal Hershfield, professor of psychology at the Marshall School of Business at UCLA, called Tomorrow, about research into our future selves and its impact on our behavior, which was acquired by Little Brown (Hachette)
- Collaborating on a book proposal for a business book called Pause, by Shawn Vanderhoven, which was pre-empted for a major advance by the Atria imprint at Simon & Schuster.