Associate Publisher of Knopf Canada Michael Schellenberg has decided to leave the company to consider new paths for his future career. ” I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with him and see his creative talent and commitment to authors, as well as his passion for books, both literary and commercial,” said Random House Canada EVP Louise Dennys in a statement. Schellenberg joined Knopf Canada as a senior editor in 2003.
Randy Ladenheim-Gil has left Alpha Books, where she was executive editor, in the wake of the company’s consolidation of the imprint’s editorial staff in its Indiana offices and closing of its editorial offices in New York. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Jessica Alvarez has joined BookEnds Literary Agency as an agent, effective immediately. Previously she was an editor with Harlequin and has more recently been a freelance editor.
Correcting an item in Thursday’s dispatch, the first book as part of the Penguin/BlogHer book club partnership is Geraldine Brooks’ new novel, Caleb’s Crossing, published by Viking on May 3.