FinePrint Literary Management has hired Laura Wood and Ward Calhoun as agents and Jacqueline Murphy as in-house subsidiary rights director.
Wood was most recently associate publisher of Council Oak Books, the latest step in a 20-year career in publishing. She will specialize in serious nonfiction (science and nature, business, history, religion) as well as commercial fiction with a fantastical twist and high-concept science fiction. Calhoun has been a senior editor at Hylas Publishing, and will focus on sports, humor, and pop culture books. Murphy was most recently executive audio editor at Harper Media but prior to that she was longtime director of subsidiary rights at Harcourt.
At Hachette Book Group, Craig Bauer joins the company next month as svp of production and manufacturing, reporting to COO Ken Michaels. He has been at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, most recently as vp, strategic sourcing.
In the UK, Jo Howard has stepped down as chairman of Meridian Search & Selection and moved over to Mosaic Search & Selection to grow their publishing sector executive search business. She has been a director of both Waterstone’s and WH Smith, chair of World Book Day, and a non-executive director of Bertrams.