Danielle Perez is joining New American Library as executive editor, where she will acquire commercial fiction and nonfiction, starting January 4. Perez has been at Bantam for 11 years.
Michelle Brower is joining Folio Literary Management as an agent, after five years with Wendy Sherman Associates.
Kristin Lang has joined Audible as director of editorial business development. managing the growing fiction publishing program and developing and acquiring new and innovative audio projects. She was editorial director at Macmillan Audio, overseeing the selection and acquisition of over 100 titles annually.
Tangentially, Moby Lives speculates on a number of potential candidates for the open Paris Review editor’s job.
The AP covers a report from the NYC comptroller’s office that says the metropolitan area has lost about 15,000 communications jobs in the first eight months of this year, adding to a longer-term shedding of 60,000 jobs in the field since 2000. They maintain that nationwide, book publishing employment peaked in 1997.