As part of an expansion of HarperCollins’ global publishing program, Karen Davies has been appointed affiliate publisher of HarperCollins 360, working with the sales teams on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure the distribution, marketing, publicity and sales of Harper US books into the UK marketplace. “We are committed to ensuring that all books published by any division of HarperCollins around the world are available in print or digital format in all English-language markets,” said president and group publisher for the US and Canada Michael Morrison. “We see this as a great opportunity for our authors.” HarperCollins UK ceo Vicky Barnsley added: “We’ve already seen tremendous success for UK titles published into the US under this program, and anticipate similar success with books coming into the UK.”
Ralph Eubanks has been named editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, replacing Ted Genoways, who left the position in 2012. Eubanks is currently director of publishing at the Library of Congress. His first issue as editor will be the fall 2013 issue.
Courtney Hodell has left her position as executive editor at Farrar, Straus and is working as a freelance editor.
Former ceo of Federated Media (and onetime ceo of Powerful Media/Inside.com) Deanna Brown has been named president of Byliner.
John A. Ware, 71, died April 27 in New York from complications of leukemia. He launched the John Ware Literary Agency in 1978 after working as an agent at Curtis Brown and before then, eight years as an editor at Doubleday. Among his clients during his career were Jon Krakauer, Jennifer Niven, Stephen Ambrose, and Caroline Daniel. Donations may be sent to the New York Philharmonic, the Police Athletic League, or City Harvest.
In follow-ups, Victoria Strauss has posted the full complaint against Author Solutions (available here as a PDF). And for clarity, today really is final carryover day to register for the Publishers Launch BEA conference on Wednesday, May 29 at a discount.