Sarah Harrison Smith has been named children’s editor at the New York Times Book Review. She was most recently on the paper’s metropolitan desk.
Scholastic unveiled the new cover designed by Kazu Kubuishi for HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, which will be published on August 27 (along with the other redesigned books in the series) at BEA Thursday morning.
At the Audiobook Publishers Association’s Audie Awards ceremony last night at the New-York Historical Society, Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair (read by Colin Firth, Audible) was named named Audiobook of the Year and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (multi-voiced production, Audible) won for Distinguished Achievement in Production.
Wiley sold off more than 180 titles from its consumer nautical publishing program, including Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions, to Fernhurst Books for an undisclosed sum. The sale is the fifth and final divestiture of Wiley’s consumer publishing lines.
“We believe that Fernhurst Books is well-positioned to provide the strategic focus and community access required for these assets to achieve their full potential and continue to flourish,” said svp, Professional Development Mark Allin in a statement. “While these assets have contributed to Wiley’s success to date, Wiley is reshaping its portfolio to support growth opportunities in global research, education and professional practice, and create products and services that help customers become more effective throughout their education and careers.”