Jeff Tegge has joined Legato Publishers Group, the recently announced new distribution affiliate of Publishers Group West headed by former IPG chief Mark Suchomel, as vp, sales. Legge was formerly a colleague of Suchomel’s at IPG, where he also had the title of vp, sales.
Christina Quintero has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as art director for licensing. Previously she was associate art director at Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan.
The Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize is a newly launched award for the best scholarly book in military history. The prize, worth $50,000 will be awarded beginning in February 2014.
The ABA announced the 22 titles that will comprise its new multi-publisher fall promotion of debut authors, now called Indies Introduce…Debut Authors. Titles in bold are the bookseller jury picks:
Knocking On Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, by Katy Butler (Scribner)
The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War, by Shahan Mufti (Other Press)
Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (Little,Brown)
The Cartographer Of No Man’s Land, by P.S. Duffy (Liveright)
The Gravity of Birds, by Tracy Guzeman (Simon & Schuster)
The Last Animal by Abby Geni (Counterpoint)
The Lion Seeker, by Kenneth Bonnert (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Monument Road, by Charlie Quimby (Torrey House Press)
The Night Guest, by Fiona McFarlane (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
The President’s Hat, by Antoine Laurain (Gallic Books)
The Residue Years, by Mitchell Jackson (Bloomsbury)
The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster)
All Our Yesterdays, by Cristin Terrill (Hyperion)
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy by Elizabeth Kiem (Soho Teen)
Gated, by Amy Christine Parker (Random House Books for Young Readers)
How to Love, by Katie Cotugno (Balzer and Bray)
If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan (Algonquin Young Readers)
Jumped In, by Patrick Flores-Scott (Henry Holt & Co Books for Young Readers)
Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit, by Octavia Spencer (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman (Random House Books for Young Readers)
The Twistrose Key, by Tone Almhjell (Dial)
In the UK, WH Smith reported interim results for the quarter ending June 8, and once again it was consistent with their recent pattern of decline: High-street sales were down 8 percent overall (and 7 percent on a same-store basis), while their network of travel stores had flat sales compared to a year ago, (but declined 4 percent on a same-store basis, repeating the same pattern from the previous quarter).