Mulholland Books editor John Schoenfelder will be leaving Little, Brown to work for film producer Scott Rudin, where he will oversee the development department. His start date is May 1. In a brief telephone interview Schoenfelder told us he will continue to work with many of his authors on a freelance basis, though Mulholland is searching for a replacement. “It’s an exciting opportunity,” Schoenfelder said, “to work with one of the most tremendous shepherds of storytelling in our era.” Schoenfelder joined the crime & suspense imprint in December 2009 from Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, where he was an assistant editor. Mulholland launched its inaugural list in April 2011.
Craig Young has been named vp, associate publisher of Ecco and Amistad, effective March 28. He spent the past twelve years at Hachette, most recently as vp, sales director for Little, Brown, and first joined HarperCollins in 1990 in their international sales department.
Cynthia DiTiberio, senior editor at Harper One, left the company in February to pursue a freelance editorial career. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dutch writer Guus Kuijer, 69, has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature, “for his ability to portray life’s big problems with humor and warmth.”
Maria Teresa Andruetto and illustrator Peter Sis are the winners of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Self-publishing platform FastPencil is making its platform available for enterprise licensing–including the possibility of co-branded or
white-labelled services. It works either in the cloud or within a company’s own data center. A company spokesperson says they have a deal “with one of the largest media companies in the country” but would not disclose the partner.
Finally, correcting an item from last week, Jason Prince was publisher at Sterling, not editorial director as we reported.