At Penguin Random House in the US, Tom Cox has been promoted to vp, adult mass merchandise and distributor sales, the company’s newly formed cross-company division, reporting to Jaci Updike. In addition, Penguin vp, director of distributor sales Ken Kaye will retire at the end of 2014 after more than 45 years in the industry.
International sales director Simon Littlewood is leaving Random House UK, where he has worked since 1997, by “mutual agreement.” Deputy ceo of Penguin Random House UK said Ian Hudson said, “Sadly, after much discussion we have been unable to find a mutually suitable role for Simon within Penguin Random House. Simon has been an incredible asset to our company and the industry, and we will all miss his charm and wit.” Rob Waddington will take over responsibility on an interim basis for Random House UK’s international sales team.
Lee Harris will join the Tor.com novella and ebook imprint as senior editor in “late summer.” Previously he was a senior editor at Angry Robot, which may be sold by parent Osprey as we reported recently, or may be transferred as part of a sale of the entire Osprey Publishing Group.
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg has left Foreword Literary Agency and joined D4EO Literary Agency, where she will continue to build her list.
Lydia Moëd has joined The Rights Factory as foreign rights associate, and will also build her own domestic list. Previously she sold foreign rights for UK publishers Usborne Publishing and Elwin Street Productions. In addition, Cassandra Rodgers has been promoted to associate agent.
At Quill & Quire in Canada, editor Stuart Woods will leave the company in July. Current quillandquire.com editor Sue Carter Flinn will take over from Woods.
Johns Hopkins University Press senior programmer/analyst Bob Oeste has been given the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Constituency Award, honoring outstanding leadership and service for the university press community.
Evie Wyld has won the Miles Franklin Award for her novel ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers will move to new offices in Oakland in October after more than 22 years in San Francisco.
IPR License has a new agreement with Andrew Nurnberg Associates to represent titles in Eastern Europe & Russia. That follows a similar partnership with Beijing-based The Charlesworth Group for rights in China, and the company says it is in the processing of engaging new sub-agents in South Korea and Japan as well.