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Publisher of 'Fire and Fury, Stephen Rubin, names successor

Stephen Rubin, the publisher of such blockbusters as "Fire and Fury" and "The Da Vinci Code," has made plans for a successor.

Rubin will leave his position as president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company next May. He joined Holt in 2009 and will remain as chairman, continuing to work with some authors and "perhaps even occasionally acquiring projects," Rubin wrote in a company memo shared Wednesday with The Associated Press. He has chosen Ben Schrank, who currently oversees the Razorbill imprint at Penguin Random House, to replace him.

"I have been doing this job for many moons," Rubin, 76, wrote to Holt employees. "And I...