Webster Younce will join Free Press as senior editor on February 27. He spent the past two years in Berlin at Suhrkamp, where he oversaw the company’s English-language and international literature program. Prior to that he worked at Holt and Houghton Mifflin.
The Paris Review has announced that Jeffrey Eugenides will join their board of directors.
At Little, Brown Children’s, Lisa Moraleda has been promoted to associate director of publicity, and Jessica Bromberg moves up to publicity manager.
The London Book Fair will present their ninth annual Lifetime Achievement Award in International Publishing to Jorge Herralde, proprietor and director of Anagrama in Spain. He says in the announcement: “I feel happily surprised and honored to accept this prize from The London Book Fair, previously awarded to such eminent colleagues. I started to publish the first titles in 1969 with the idea of exploring unknown paths in Spain, at that time under the censorship of Franco, aiming to assemble the most relevant authors in our catalogue, new voices we have often accompanied in the course of their careers, as well as established authors or neglected classics. Needless to say that the authors are the protagonists of the prize, but so are the many collaborators who have accompanied Anagrama’s trajectory. I would say that publishing allows me to explore, to discover, to bet, to share pleasure and enthusiasm; to practice a variety of mental gymnastics; to get on a roller coaster and other attractions from time to time; to follow the exciting metamorphosis from manuscript to book.”
NetGalley is publishing results today from a survey of 1,200 librarians who are also members of the service. 59 percent of respondents said they primarily use digital galleys to find titles for purchase for their library, and 41 percent do so to find new titles to recommend to patrons. Apple devices were the most popular platform for librarian’s digital reading, followed by plain old computers, and then Kindle in third place.