Zondervan and Thomas Nelson will merge its fiction divisions into a single unit overseen by vp, publisher Daisy Hutton. Though fiction acquisitions will be “managed centrally,” with editors working across both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, the publishers will keep separate offices in Grand Rapids, MI and Nashville, TN respectively.
Hutton said in a statement: “This is an era of unprecedented challenge and opportunity for Fiction publishing. The Thomas Nelson and Zondervan brands each have a rich heritage. We intend to build on that heritage by developing more distinctive, stronger identities for each brand. We will use the assets that both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan bring to the division to create a dynamic, scaled publishing program where authors will be both energized and nurtured.”
At Yale University Press, Ivan Lett has been promoted to online marketing manager.
Michele Hutchison is leaving her position as commissioning editor for Dutch publisher De Arbeiderspers to pursue a freelance career as translator and editor.
In the UK, Pan Macmillan editorial director Jenny Geras is moving to Random House UK, where she will be publishing director of the Cornerstone division’s Arrow.
Geras joined Pan Macmillan in 2006, working as online marketing manager and then head of online marketing until 2008. She joined the fiction editorial team as senior commissioning editor in October 2008 and was promoted to editorial director in September 2011.
Amazon said in a press release they intend to hire over 50,000 seasonal workers for their 40 US fulfillment centers during the holiday sales period, bolstering the existing staff of over 20,000 people.
The Booker Prize winner will be named tonight in London, with announcement expected at approximately 4:40 Eastern time in the US.