Saturday, February 18, 2023

2:00 PM – 2:55 PM

Jepson-Neises Auditorium

207 West York St, Savannah, GA 31401

Todd Doughty


Todd Doughty, SVP Publicity and Communications at Knopf Doubleday will be in conversation with Jack Romanos, Retired CEO of Simon & Schuster. They will discuss the current state of the publishing industry.

Todd is also a published author in his own right, Little Pieces of Hope, Todd therefore will have the ability to share both sides of the publishing experience with the audience. On March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and all of our lives began to change in unprecedented ways, Todd Doughty knew he needed to do something to help him stay connected to the everyday joys of daily life. So he wrote down a list of things that make him happy: The musical intro to “All Things Considered.” Someone forgiving you. Someone believing in you. Your foot sticking out from under a blanket in order to find the cool spot. Freshly cut yellow tulips. A really good burger.

Many, many lists later, Little Pieces of Hope pulls together the best of Doughty’s lists along with never-before-seen entries, essays, musings, prompts, quotes, and playlists that offer solace, connection, and a daily touchstone of joy in a difficult world.

A beautiful keepsake full of gorgeous illustrations, Little Pieces of Hope is brimming with the pleasures of life, inspiring readers to look for and celebrate the good things that surround us.


Todd Doughty is currently SVP, deputy publisher of Doubleday and has worked at Penguin Random House for more than two decades. A graduate of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and former bookseller, he lives with his partner in Westchester County, New York.

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