The Library of America has hired Trish Hoard as production editor. Hoard was previously managing editor at Counterpoint Press and associate publisher at Shoemaker & Hoard. She replaces retiring managing editor Sharon Graham, who had overseen the publication of all 200 volumes in the Library of America series, dating back to 1982, along with numerous special publications.
HarperOne associate publisher Claudia Boutote is being promoted to senior vice president, and executive editor Gideon Weil has been made a vice president.
Ronit Feldman has been promoted to associate editor at Nan A. Talese books.
Jennifer Abbots will join Victoria Sanders & Associates as publications manager on February 1. Most recently associate director of publicity at Holt Children’s, Abbots will help “to manage the intricacies of the global publications of agency authors.”
Elizabeth Evans has joined the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. Evans began her career as an agent at Kimberley Cameron & Associates (formerly the Reece Halsey Agency), where she has worked for the past six years. She will represent a wide range of nonfiction, including memoir, travel/adventure writing, journalism, and science, as well as select titles in YA fiction, women’s fiction and mysteries.
Chelsea Gilmore has joined the Maria Carvainis Agency. Most recently, Gilmore was an editor at Avalon. She will focus on women’s fiction, literary fiction, mystery-suspense, pop culture, and YA books.
At Candlewick, Hilary Berkman has been promoted to the new position of svp of finance. She has been at Candlewick for seven years.
Davida Breier was appointed manager of fulfillment services at the Johns Hopkins University Press, replacing Bill Bishop, who is retiring. Breier was the marketing director at NBN and oversaw NBN Fusion.
The Copyright Clearance Center has elected associate dean for academic affairs and Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Laura Gasaway and former president of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations Tarja Koskinen-Olsson to its board of directors.
The NYCIP will honor Jason Epstein with its Poor Richard Award, for his “creativity and tireless devotion to the written word,” on January 21st at 7:00 pm.