Kate Johnson has joined Wolf Literary Services, where she will focus on adult fiction, based in Scotland. Kate was previously an agent and vice president at Georges Borchardt. Adriann Ranta is now vp and senior agent, and Allison Devereux has been promoted to associate agent and foreign rights manager.
Sara Sargent has joined Simon Pulse as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at Balzer + Bray.
At Metropolitan Books, Guy Connor has been promoted to assistant editor.
Nathan Filer’s Costa Award-winning debut novel, published in the UK as THE SHOCK AND THE FALL but in the US as WHERE THE MOON ISN’T, will be republished under the UK title this week in digital format and later this fall in paperback. St. Martin’s Paperbacks and Griffin publisher Jennifer Enderlin told the NYT the title change was necessary “because otherwise there’s a lot of confusion” and plans to send out advance copies of the paperback in the hopes of getting reviewed (which the hardcover edition, published last November, hardly did): “We’re going to give it a whole new push, as if it’s a first-time publication again. We want it to get the attention that it deserves.”
Skyhorse Publishing reported results for 2013 informally in a press release, saying that “record sales” exceeded $26 million for the year, up 14 percent for the year. eBook revenues were reported as up 17 percent in the year. They acquired Night Shade Books (with 2012 sales of $1.5 million) and Underland Press during 2013.