People en Español
, one of the most widely-read Spanish-language magazines in the U.S. and the sister monthly publication of People
Magazine, has published its first annual list of the “50 Most Influential” Hispanics. This honor roll is a who’s-who of important world leaders, newsmakers, and bold-faced names, including: Pope Francis, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Univision journalist Jorge Ramos, Ricky Martin and Sofia Vergara—and our colleague Raymond Garcia.
Raymond is recognized as Publisher of Celebra, the Penguin Publishing Group imprint he founded eight years ago. One of only three businesspeople chosen,
Raymond is the sole representative from the book publishing industry.
Since starting Celebra in 2007 with the mission of publishing books by Hispanic celebrities—in both English and Spanish—for mainstream audiences, Raymond has acquired and published books by international superstars Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Celebra also published La La Anthony’s #1 New York Times
bestseller The Love Playbook
and The 22-Day Revolution
by Marco Borges which recently spent several weeks on the Times list.
Kara Welsh, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Berkley Publishing Group, said, “Anyone who has worked with Raymond knows of his keen commercial judgment and his passionate, tireless advocacy of Celebra’s authors and their books. We are thrilled and very proud of his place on the People en Español
‘Most Influential’ list. Please join me in congratulating him: ¡Felicidades!”