At Headline, Jonathan Taylor has been appointed Publishing Director for Non-Fiction, effective March 7. He will also join the Headline board. Previously he was Publishing Director for HarperCollins UK.
Simon & Schuster announced that Jeffery Deaver’s contemporary-set James Bond novel, due to be published in May, will be titled CARTE BLANCHE and is set in Dubai.
Two months after circulating the possibility that Bob Dylan was looking to move to Simon & Schuster for a new book deal, Crain’s New York reports the singer has done just that with a new six-book-contract.
Similarly, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has signed off on Anthony Horowitz penning a new Sherlock Holmes novel, which Orion will publish in September.
The Abner Stein Literary Agency will be run as a partnership by his daughter Arabella, as well as Sandy Violette and Caspian Dennis, following Stein’s death last week.
The shortlist for the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize for the Best Book in Global Affairs was announced this morning and includes books by Ian Morris, Serhi M. Plokhy, Doug Saunders, Nick Cullather and Shelagh D. Grant.
Tokyopop will be distributed once more by Diamond Publishing, which was the comics and manga publisher’s distributor until 2006 when the company moved to HarperCollins.
Phenixville, PA independent bookstore Wolfgang Books will close at the end of March when the store’s lease expires.