Emma Patterson and Emily Forland will join Brandt & Hochman as agents effective January 1. Both Patterson and Forland were previously with the Wendy Weil Agency, and were the two principal agents looking after the agency's business following Weil's death in September.

Amber Qureshi is joining Seven Stories as associate publisher and executive editor in January. She was most recently an executive editor at Viking.

Korea will be the "market focus" country at the London Book Fair in 2014.