Correcting the rundown of the reporting lines at the new Ballantine Bantam Dell, editorial directors Linda Marrow and Kate Miciak report to publisher Libby McGuire. All other editors will report to new editor-in-chief Jennifer Hershey, who also reports to McGuire.
At Shambhala Publications, Sara Bercholz has been promoted to executive vice president and will also become the family owner representative of the independent publisher. In addition, partial ownership will be transferred to Sara and brother Ivan Bercholz. Founder Samuel Bercholz will continue to serve as chairman. She comments: “I’m so pleased to be taking on this position–to continue the tradition that my father started 40 years ago of publishing books that make a real difference in this world. I look forward to working closely with Shambhala’s President, Peter Turner, in carrying out this mission and expanding it in new directions.”
Aaron Schlechter has been promoted to senior editor at The Overlook Press.
Devin McIntyre has opened his own agency, The McIntyre Agency. He was previously an agent at Mary Evans Inc., which he joined in 2002.
At Martin Literary Management, Bree Ogden has been made an associate agent representing children’s, young adult and graphic novels.
Publishing executive Nina Bourne, 93, died last Friday. The NYT looks at her long and distinguished career, noting that her “unfussy advertisements, peppered with understated but punchy copy, helped propel Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Kay Thompson’s Eloise books and Robert Caro’s Robert Moses biography The Power Broker to the top of the best-seller lists.”
Author and co-founder of the Princeton Review Adam Robinson filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against author Laura Day. The suit alleges that Day “fully knew [Robinson] had a psychological infirmity in handling his personal finances. Day capitalized on this weakness in order to profit personally, and persuaded Robinson to deliver to her signatory power over Robinson’s bank accounts.” It also accuses day of getting Robinson to turn over considerable funds to Day, though he is now “unable to pay his living expenses and the $10,000 a month he owes the IRS.”
As part of the suit, Robinson says that he helped Day with the proposal for her first book PRACTICAL INTUITION and turned her “virtually unusable” notes into a book. He also takes credit for writing for her following two books.