Illustrated books publisher Thames & Hudson announced that Peter Warner is retiring after 30 years as the company’s president. Current Hyperion editor-in-chief Will Balliett will take over as president and publisher, starting in October.
In other personnel news, Caleb Seeling WordServe Literary Group as an agent. He was a senior editor at NavPress.
In the UK, the Bookseller reports that Anthony Cheetham will run Atlantic Books’ Corvus imprint. Started by his son Nicolas Cheetham as a crime/thriller line, Corvus will expand to include contract publishing and women’s fiction.
Catherine Cobain will join Transworld as editorial director in November, “with special responsibility for commercial women’s fiction.” She’s currently associate publisher at Headline.