Eleanor Chang will retire at the end of this year after serving for 25 years as chief financial officer for the ABA. A search is underway for a replacement. CEO Oren Teicher says, “My predecessors and I have relied on Ellie to do so many things, and we are forever in her debt. She and I have worked together for 24 years, and not only has she been a valued and trusted colleague, she has also become my good friend. I will miss her. So will ABA.”
At NYU Press, Eric Zinner has been promoted to associate director in addition to his current duties as editor-in-chief.
Hachette UK commercial director Richard Kitson takes on additional responsibility as chairman of Hachette Australia and New Zealand, filling the position vacated by the late Matt Richell. Louise Sherwin-Stark and Justin Ractliffe have been named joint managing directors for the unit. Publishing director Fiona Hazard reports to Ractliffe.
At Penguin Random House, in addition to yesterday’s sales appointments, Caroline Riordan has been promoted to director, digital & online business development.
The WSJ interviews Roz Chast following her placement on the National Book Awards longlist for nonfiction. Asked about being the only woman on that list, she replies: “Yeah. Weird, right? I don’t know. Who knows? It seems very strange.”