Lindsay Sagnette will join Crown as senior editor, acquiring hardcover fiction, reporting to Molly Stern and starting November 15. She was most recently an editor at St. Martin’s, following stints at Riverhead and Grove/Atlantic.
Jeanette Perez is being promoted to senior editor at Harper One, acquiring primarily non-fiction in the areas of personal growth, health, lifestyle, and memoir.
Kristin Daly Rens has been promoted to senior editor at Harper Children’s imprint Balzer & Bray.
Atria is launching an imprint in conjunction with music label Cash Money Records, which issues records from Lil Wayne and others. Publishing under Cash Money Content, they will launch next February with attorney Muhammad Ibn Bashir’s RAW LAW: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice, followed by Wahida Clark’s novel JUSTIFY MY THUG and the late Iceberg Slim’s memoir PIMP. The label’s attorney tells the WSJ they intend to publish “a good catalog of authors and books in all topics, including education, politics, food, and lifestyle, and to touch all demographics.” They hope to sell and promote their books at concerts, and promise TV and billboard ads as well.
In other imprint news, bookseller Susan Novotny’s Staff Picks Press released its first title this week, journalist and historian Peter Golden’s novel COMEBACK LOVE.
In Canada, Emma Donoghue‘s ROOM won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
In France, the Culture Minister welcomed novelist Toni Morrison into the Legion of Honor.