Devon Mazzone will become director of subsidiary rights for the joint department that sells for both Farrar, Straus and Hold, starting January 25. Mazzone has been a scout for the past 11 years with Del Commune Enterprises.
At Hachette’s Twelve imprint, Cary Goldstein has been promoted to associate publisher. He has been with the line since it started in 2006.
Elsewhere in the company, John Schoenfelder will join Little, Brown on January 11 as editor of their forthcoming and yet-to-be-named suspense fiction imprint. Most recently he was an assistant editor at Thomas Dunne Books, after working at Tor-Forge Books, and at ICM in Los Angeles. Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch says in the announcement, “His deep knowledge of the field, his broad idea of what suspense fiction can encompass, and his marketing creativity struck us as just right for our idea of what this imprint can be–a place for novels that aim to knock our socks off by gripping us from the first page, whether they’re thrillers, crime novels, or supernatural suspense.”
Riverhead editor Megan Lynch makes New York Observers list of “insurgents of 2010.” They note, “Lynch’s most recent triumph came with Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger, which got a nice boost this month from Stephen King, who called it his favorite book of the year. Up ahead for Ms. Lynch is the second book from Ethiopian novelist Dinaw Mengestu.”
LA Observed reports more departures from the Los Angeles Times due to buyouts, retirements and more layoffs. Assistant book editor Orli Low is among those leaving the paper, as is book section writer Susan Salter Reynolds, which “appears to leave only editor David Ulin and deputy Nick Owchar in what used to be the Book Review pod, plus Jacket Copy blogger Carolyn Kellogg.”
Outgoing BEA show director Lance Fensterman blogs about moving on from the book show to Reed’s growing portfolio of pop culture events.