Jennifer Enderlin has been promoted to svp, publisher for St. Martin’s Griffin and St. Martin’s Paperbacks, the role previously held by Matthew Shear, who died last month. SMP publisher Sally Richardson said in a statement: “In the past 20 years she has been here, Jen has proven herself an astute acquirer of talent; a gifted hands-on editor; and a supportive colleague always ready to help, advise, and read for other editors. She has a keen understanding of the market and the realities of its timing and competition, which has enabled her to position and publish authors for book-by-book growth as well as shape their careers for increased success. This has been enormously important for St. Martin’s, and a key factor in our success.”
Julie Blattberg joins Open Road on October 1 in the new position of executive director, consumer engagement, reporting to Rachel Chou. She will oversee newsletters, ORIM social media, conferences, and marketing content syndication and partnerships. Most recently Blattberg was director of marketing content for Harper Collins.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Ben Hyman has been promoted to assistant editor.
Sally Kim has joined Chronicle as senior marketing manager. Previously she was a marketing manager at Penguin Children’s.
Susan Renouf has joined ECW Press as executive editor-at-large, where she will acquire up to five titles per year. Renouf is currently the principal of her own company, Abanaki Editorial and Consulting, and before then was vp, associate publisher and coo for McClelland & Stewart.
Rosalind Porter will join Oneworld in October as editorial director of fiction, reporting to Juliet Mabey. She is currently editorial director at Aurum’s Union Books.
McIntosh & Otis will now handle all subsidiary rights for Rutgers University Press. (They already represent Louisiana University Press and the University of Nebraska Press.)
The 2013 PEN International/New Voices Award, for unpublished writers, was presented to Masande Ntshanga for his short story, “Space.”
Ready or not, Jay McGraw’s Bird Street Books will publish a memoir by Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina Lohan in January. They bill it as “a story of shattered dreams, incredible disappointments and comebacks, and a mother’s admission to an imperfect life.”