Graham Bell will move up to executive director of EDItEUR as of April 1, after Mark Bide retires. Bell has been chief data architect of EDItEUR since joining the organization in 2010, after working as head of publishing systems at Harper UK.
In the Crown production department, Luisa Francavilla has been promoted to associate production director; Patricia Shaw moves up to senior production editor/digital copy chief; and Shira Gluck, Virginia Rhoda, and Heather Williamson have all been promoted to production associate.
At Putnam and Amy Einhorn Books, Kelly Welsh Rudolph has been promoted to assistant director of publicity.
Christopher Rhodes has joined the James Fitzgerald Agency as an agent. Previously he worked at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington library, and before then held positions in the sales & marketing divisions of Simon & Schuster.
The UK’s Association of Authors Agents (AAA) elected Sam Edenborough at Intercontinental Literary Agency as president and Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown UK as vice president.
Alison Forrestal has joined Amazon UK as director of books, filling the slot vacated in 2013 by John Gahagan, the Bookseller reports. She worked previously for Diageo.
The New York Post helped themselves to posting the full (copyrighted) 36-page proposal for reporters Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts’ forthcoming BLOOD SPORT, an account of the Biogenesis and Alex Rodriguez performance enhancing drug scandal. But they needed an anonymous “source” to assert that the proposal has been acquired by Dutton (though we reported the sale last August), and they got the title wrong (calling the book “Bad Blood”). After we queried Dutton about the posting, the publishers’ lawyers got the Post to take down the document — which had been uploaded to Scribd — and a revised version of the article lists fewer revelations from the proposal than the original version. (In late 2012 when Gawker posted Lena Dunham’s book proposal, it was taken down after a few days.)
Vintage Books will issue Guardian journalist Luke Harding‘s THE SNOWDEN FILES: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, as a paperback original and ebook on February 11 — beating his Guardian colleague Glen Greenwald’s NO PLACE TO HIDE to market. (Greenwald has an April 29 pub date.)
They say it “provides the first in depth inside look at the Guardian’s scoop — journalism at its most exciting: Glenn Greenwald’s first tentative and secret online encounter with Snowden, the Guardian group’s meeting with him in Hong Kong, where the reporters were given code-phrases and were asked to leave their iPhones behind.” Editions have been licensed in the UK, Brazil, China, Korea, Norway, Holland, Portugal and Japan.