The UK’s Felicity Bryan has restructured to form Felicity Bryan Associates, owned by Bryan, Catherine Clarke and Caroline Wood. Clarke will serve as managing director and Wood joins the board as a director, as Bryan chairs the board and continues to work with her authors. Sally Holloway continues at the agency as an associate agent.
Pablo Defendini is leaving Tor.com to join Open Road as interactive producer.
New members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ main body include authors Marilynne Robinson, Francine Prose, Thomas McGuane and Richard Powers.
Hachette Book Group will sell and distribute Marvel‘s books to traditional and non-traditional trade book channels throughout the world as of September 1. Diamond Comics will continue as their exclusive distributor for the comic shop market.
Harlequin is buying out the half of their German publishing business Cora Verlag that has been owned by Axel Springer Verlag, their joint venture partner since 1976. In the release ceo Donna Hayes says Harlequin sold over 10 million books in Germany last year.