Gene Brissie is re-joining James Peter Associates, a literary agency founded in 1971, as president. Gene was most recently Associate Publisher of The Lyons Press. JPA represents authors in nearly all nonfiction categories, including business, finance, reference, health, sports, self-help, history, biography, current events, public policy, and more.
Sophia Seidner has left Wiley after three years as an international rights manager. She will continue as a satellite literary agent with Judith Ehrlich Literary Management. She is looking for literary fiction and nonfiction including self-help, narrative nonfiction and memoir with special interest in current events, business and health and science-related topics.
Adobe’s general manager of their digital publishing business Bill McCoy notes on his blog that he will leave the company shortly for new opportunities “to be determined.” His departure comes in the midst of significant job cuts at Adobe. He writes: “While my transition comes as Adobe is restructuring, it’s really more about Adobe creating a new, expanded organization focused on digital publishing media monetization. My team is the nucleus of this group, and the additional wood that Adobe is putting behind this arrow should be great news for our customers and business partners. We’ve got a lot of exciting stuff on our roadmap, and it’s been an exceptional honor to have worked with such an incredible group of people. But, it was a logical time for me to move on.”
At Ingram Content Group, Jeff McCall has been promoted to vp, Ingram International and national accounts. He will continue to oversee Ingram national accounts, and, in his new role, will lead Ingram’s international sales efforts.
At HarperCollins, Peter London has been promoted to director of permissions.