Ken Brooks, who recently left his position at Cengage as svp, global production and manufacturing services to focus on his consulting company, has now joined McGraw Hill Education as their svp, global supply chain management.
UK agent Sarah Molloy will retire from A.M. Heath at the end of July. Julia Churchill, who joined the agency in April, will take over primary representation of the agency’s children’s list, including estates.
Also in the UK, Hodder & Stoughton has created specialist sales, publicity and marketing teams for its divisions. At John Murray Press, Ben Gutcher is now sales director across the division’s imprints; Rosie Gailer is communications director for the new division; and Lyndsey Ng is publicity manager.
Little, Brown says they are reprinting 300,000 copies of Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Agent Kristin Nelson will represent bestselling self-published author Barbara Freehy, who has sold more than 3 million ebooks (comprising both new titles and digital versions of backlist books). Nelson will “support all her self-publishing efforts, to place her best-selling titles with foreign publishers, and to explore any interesting conversations with publishers that might arise.”
Random House Publisher Services announced a multi-year extension of its sales and distribution partnership with Osprey Group.
The third annual US version of World Book Night (WBNUS III) has opened for book nominations, with the final selections to be announced October 23. Executive director Carl Lennertz says in the announcement, “We will double the number of WBN 2014 events to 50 or more, and we will add a digital component.”
Bob Resnick’s research firm Education Market Research will merge with Simba Information‘s Education Group. The two have had a co-branding and distribution agreement.
Assistant editor at William Morrow Jessica Williams has won the Ashmead Award, providing attendance at the Yale Publishing Course later this month.
The 2013 Thriller Awards winners were named over the weekend.
The UK’s new Folio Prize announced the inaugural judges for the 2014 award: Lavinia Greenlaw (chair), Michael Chabon, Sarah Hall, Nam Le and Pankaj Mishra. An eight-title shortlist will be announced in February.
Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody has won the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation for his translation of the late Benjamin Fondane’s poetry, Ulysse. (The award funds a translation proposal from a translator under 30.)