Current was launched in 2010 as a new imprint for science books for general readers. Adrian Zackheim, the president and publisher of Penguin Group's Portfolio and Sentinel imprints, is adding the same roles for Current. The imprint's goal is to publish provocative, compelling books that explore the newest and most powerful ideas in a wide range of scientific fields, from genetics to quantum physics to neuroscience.
Current plans to publish about five to eight new titles per year. Its two debut titles, forthcoming in the Summer and Fall of 2010, are The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution, by David Stipp; and The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships, by Clifford Nass with Corina Yen.
Founder, President, and Publisher
Adrian Zackheim joined Penguin Group in September 2001 to launch Portfolio, the company's business book imprint. He also became the founder and publisher of Sentinel in April 2003, and of Current in March 2010. Before coming to Penguin Group, he was the associate publisher and editor-in-chief of HarperInformation (a division of HarperCollins) and has held various editorial positions at William Morrow, Doubleday, and St. Martin's Press.
Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing
Will Weisser joined Pengun Group in July 2002 as Director of Marketing for Portfolio. He began his career as an intern at Simon & Schuster in 1989, and went on to various publicity and marketing positions at Pocket Books, Grove/Atlantic, Times Books, and Crown.