Laura Nolan has joined Kuhn Projects as an agent. She was until recently the head of the book division for Paradigm.
President of Weldon Owen Terry Newell will retire as president after more than 15 years with the company. Succeeding Newell is Roger Shaw, currently vp, publisher, reporting to Bonnier ceo Dave Freygang, who said in the announcement: “We appreciate Terry’s capable leadership through significant changes in the company’s ownership and the transformation of Weldon Owen from an independent book packager to a highly regarded publisher. Roger has been instrumental in generating long-term custom-publishing businesses with brand partners, creating innovative titles with a long backlist life, and developing an effective digital strategy. I am confident he’s the right leader to drive future growth for the company and leverage its well-deserved reputation for high-quality books into new growth areas.” Newell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allyson Rudolph has joined The Overlook Press as associate editor. She was previously assistant editor at Grand Central.
Sarah Dotts Barley has joined Flatiron Books as senior editor, focusing on YA crossover. Previously, Barley was an editor at Harper Children’s/HarperTeen.
Jessica Lawrence has joined St. Martin’s Press as publicity manager. Previously she was a senior publicist at Simon & Schuster. In addition, Michelle Cashman has been promoted to associate publicist.
At Tor, Lauren Brantley has been promoted to ad/promo content manager, while Rebecca Yeager moves up to ad/promo coordinator.
Tim Wright has joined Chronicle Books as national sales manager. Previously he was an account manager for McGuire.
Following the NYT’s charming report on Lena Dunham’s book tour and the warm-up acts she recruited to perform for free on her high-demand “elaborately produced, 11-city” extravaganza, Dunham responded via Twitter to questions about why she was not paying those recruits: “Some good points were raised and I’ve ensured that all opening acts will be compensated for their time, their labor and their talents.”
Regan Arts has appointed Biagi Rights Management as their rights licensing agent, effective immediately.
Random House‘s 2-Day Transit holiday shipping program will return for the third consecutive year. From November 1 through January 30, 2015, orders received in the Random House order system by 3:00 pm ET will ship no later than the following business day, with a promised transit time of no more than two days from publisher’s loading dock to account’s door, winter weather permitting. All Random House titles as well as those published by Penguin Random House Publisher Services distribution clients are eligible. Penguin titles are not offered on this basis this time, since they have not been integrated into the company’s Westminster and Crawfordsville facilities yet. “With next year’s anticipated integration of Penguin and Random House systems, many more tandem opportunities for accounts are expected from both sides of the company.”
Simon & Schuster backlist ebook titles are now available on Mofibo, the ebook subscription service serving the Danish and Swedish marketplaces. (Prepare yourself for an avalanche of international subscription service announcements between now and the end of Frankfurt. With this warning, we’ll be reporting on them sparingly from here.)