At McIntosh & Otis. Shira Hoffman has been promoted to director of subsidiary rights, representing the agency’s extensive backlist of adult titles as well as for Louisiana State University Press and the University of Nebraska Press, while continuing to grow her own list. In addition, Christa Heschke has been promoted to agent within the children’s department, handling all foreign, domestic and subsidiary rights for children’s clients while actively building her own list.
The American Booksellers Association’s board nominated Sarah Bagby of Watermark Books and Cafe for a second term, and also named Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT and Robert Sindelar of Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA to stand for election.
As planned, current vp Steve Bercu of BookPeople in Austin, TX will take over as ABA president for two years, and Betsy Burton of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, UT will become vp and secretary.
Longtime Blackwell executive Bob Campbell will retire, after many decades with the company, Wiley announced. Campbell has been senior publisher since Wiley’s acquisition of Blackwell in 2007. He has also served as president of the International STM Publishers Association, one of the co-founders and chairman of CrossRef, and chair of INASP.
Effective June 1, Archipelago Books will be distributed to the trade by Random House Publisher Services.