At Harvard Business Review Press, Sarah McConville has been promoted to publisher, responsible for leading all commercial aspects of the press including strategic partnerships, marketing and publicity, foreign rights, and global and domestic sales. She will also spearhead product development efforts. In addition, Tim Sullivan moves up to editorial director.
At Random House, Frank Steinert has been promoted to evp, chief human resources officer. He is head of HR for the US division and for the company worldwide.
Alyson Sinclair has been named publicity director at McSweeney’s, effective November 21st. She was most recently marketing and publicity manager at City Lights. Sinclair replaces Juliet Litman, who will become managing editor at Grantland Quarterly, whose first issue McSweeney’s will publish this month.
Heather Faulls has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as a production associate, focusing on backlist. Previously she worked at Macmillan in a similar capacity.
The bankrupt Nebraska Book Company has hired Alexi Wellman, an audit partner at KPMG LLP, as the company’s chief financial officer, effective next month. Based out of Lincoln, NE, Wellman will assume responsibility for directing the organization’s financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationships with lending institutions, shareholders and the financial community.
POOR ECONOMICS by Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Public Affairs) has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. The authors will share a £30,000 cash prize.
The New York Times Book Review released its annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books list, including:
Along a Long Road, written and illustrated by Frank Viva (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
A Ball for Daisy, written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures, written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Pamela Dalton (Chronicle Books)
Grandpa Green, written and illustrated by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press)
Ice, written and illustrated by Arthur Geisert (Enchanted Lion Books)
I Want My Hat Back, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
Me … Jane, written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Migrant, written by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood Books)
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Dial)
A New Year’s Reunion, written by Yu Li-Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang (Candlewick Press)
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