Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino has been named editorial director of Crown Forum, where she will acquire and edit six to eight titles annually for the conservative imprint. Perino, who currently works as a communications strategist and Fox News contributor and helped devise the promotional strategy for George W. Bush’s Decision Points, will work out of Washington, DC.
Crown has also promoted Sean Desmond to executive editor.
Starting Friday, April 1, Other Press will increase its ebook royalty rates to 50 percent of net proceeds once an author’s advance has earned out, and to 30 percent before an advance has earned out.
At HarperCollins, Roger Freet has been promoted to Executive Editor for the HarperOne imprint.
At NAL, Jhanteigh Kupihea has been promoted to associate editor.
Chinese-Australian spy novelist and noted political commentator Yang Hengjun disappeared Monday and was believed to be in the hands of China’s secret police. Unconfirmed reports indicate Yang has since been contacted and claims to have been in hospital.