At Abrams, Susan Van Metre has been promoted to svp and publisher and will now oversee all comic arts books in addition to Abrams Children’s and Amulet Books. Charles Kochman is promoted to editorial director for Abrams ComicArts, adding oversight of children’s comics and graphic novels, reporting to Van Metre. Chad Beckerman moves up to creative director and oversee design for all comic arts books, Abrams Children’s and Amulet.
Lindley Boegehold is promoted to editorial director for calendars, licenses and custom publishing. Jennifer Levesque is promoted to editorial director for Stewart, Tabori & Chang and Abrams Image (though Abrams Image executive editor David Cashion continues reporting to publisher Leslie Stoker).
Rebecca Kaplan has been promoted to senior editor for Abrams; Eric Klopfer has been promoted to associate editor; and Wesley Royce is now assistant editor for Stewart, Tabori & Chang and Abrams Image.
Johanna Skibsrud triumphed from among a list of nominees that highlighted Canada’s independent presses as her THE SENTIMENTALISTS won the Giller Prize.
The prize can often drive Canadian sales of 75,000 copies or more, but as we connected to earlier, her publisher Gaspereau prints all of their books themselves on their own presses and was having trouble meeting demand just from the nomination. They appear to be out of stock of two other titles by Skibsrud as well as the prize winner.
Globe and Mail
Earlier story on Gaspereau