Editorial director of Watson-Guptill, Amphoto Books and Potter Craft Victoria Craven is among several staffers leaving the Crown Publishing Group as part of a reorganization of the imprints under new reports. Craven, who has been with Crown since Watson-Guptill and Amphoto were acquired the imprints in 2008, and those who report to her will remain with the company for a transitional period, which ends on July 31.
At that point, responsibility for the publication of fine arts and photography instruction titles published by Watson-Guptill and Amphoto Books will be reassigned to Ten Speed Press, under the leadership of Aaron Wehner in Berkeley, CA. (Books will still be published with the Watson-Guptill and Amphoto colophons.) Potter Craft remains a part of Potter Style, as both imprints now will be overseen by Pam Krauss at Clarkson Potter. In a statement Crown president and publisher Maya Mavjee said “While the decision to reassign publishing responsibility for Watson-Guptill, Amphoto, and Potter Craft was difficult to make, our belief in the quality and enduring value of our craft and arts instruction and reference books remains steadfast.”
In other personnel news, Seta Zink has been promoted to publicity manager at Running Press.
At Vintage Books/Anchor Books, Angie Venezia has been promoted to senior publicist.
In awards news, Kevin Barry won the €100,000 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his first novel CITY OF BOHANE, published in the US by Graywolf.