Director at Janklow & Nesbit Tina Bennett is leaving after more than 17 years with the agency to join William Morris Endeavor’s literary division as a partner, effective immediately. We’re told Bennett’s entire client list is moving with her to WME; it includes Malcolm Gladwell, Laura Hillenbrand, Eric Schlosser, Atul Gawande, Jill Lepore, Amy Chua, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Peter Bergen, Lev Grossman, and Alex Ross. The move reunites Bennett with another former Janklow & Nesbit director, Eric Simonoff, who moved to William Morris in early 2009. WME has been recruiting aggressively, recently luring Simon Trewin of United Agents and Elizabeth Sheinkman of Curtis Brown UK to their UK office.
Lucas Hilbert will join F+W Media as vp, eCommerce, on August 6. He was most recently senior product manager, marketing and merchandising at Amazon and will relocate from Seattle to Colorado for the position.
Barnes & Noble disclosed that they accidentally gave ceo William Lynch more stock options than they were allowed to award under the three-year ceilings in their own 2009 incentive plan. As a result, the grant for 500,000 of the 1 million most-recently-provided options–valued at $5.3 million last December–is “ineffective” and voided. At the annual meeting called for this September, the company will ask shareholders to approve restoring the voided half of the options grant.
Stanford University Press has made a number of promotions and new hires following the naming of Alan Harvey as director and Kate Wahl as publishing director and editor-in-chief. Emily-Jane Cohen moves up to senior editor, Literature, Philosophy and Religion, while Margo Beth Fleming also moves up to senior editor, Economics and Organizational Studies. In addition, Michelle Lipinski was named Acquisitions Editor in Anthropology, Asian Studies and Law. Previously she was an associate editor with Oxford University Press
Franklin & Siegal Associates is now scouting YA/crossover titles for Hodder & Stoughton (under the direction of editor Kate Howard), while continuing to work with the adult division.
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s publishing arm, V&A Publishing, will use Ingram’s CoreSource for digital asset management and content distribution. Separately, Ingram Content Group has a content-sharing agreement with CoverCake.com, which provides social media analytics for books and authors.