David Patterson has left Holt, where he was an editor, and starts today at Foundry Literary + Media as an agent.
Irish bookselling chain Hughes & Hughes declared bankruptcy. Ulster Bank appointed David Carson of Deloitte as receiver. The company blamed a variety of factors, from reduced air traffic which suppressed business at its successful airport bookstores to higher rents and the internet.
Gordon Wood won the American History Book Prize for Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, which includes the title of American Historian Laureate.
Mexican author and guerrilla movement scholar Carlos Montemayor, 62, died on Sunday. He was best known for his novel War in Paradise.
The Lambda Literary Foundation has launched a new online webzine and blog community for LGBTQ writers and readers.
Author Solutions has added ebook distribution for Barnes & Noble’s estore.