At Dutton, Ben Sevier has been promoted to executive editor.
Agent Amy Tipton has left FinePrint Literary Management to join Signature Literary Agency.
Former Pantheon publisher Janice Goldklang has joined Globe Pequot Press as executive director of editorial.
The Frankfurt Book Fair has fired project manager Peter Ripken, saying in a statement it was for “ongoing difficulties.” As Deutsche World notes, it was Ripken who “uninvited” two Chinese dissidents from that pre-Fair symposium (leading to the Book Fair’s series of denials and apologies). As they report it, Ripken also kept those same two dissidents from speaking at the book fair’s closing ceremonies. Ripken says he was acting on instructions from Germany’s foreign ministry: “The foreign ministry has stated explicitly that this fair is not there just for China, and I acted in accordance with this wish.”