Abrams will launch a new gift and stationery imprint, Abrams Noterie, in February 2015. The line, which launches with four product collections and two journals, will comprise guided and blank journals, notecards, postcards, desk accessories, small gift books, and other inventive paper product formats. Overseeing Abrams Noterie is Karrie Witkin, who has the new role of editorial director, gift and paper products. (She has worked at Potter Craft and Metropolitan Museum of Art.) The creative team includes associate art director Hana Nakamura, who was at Mucca Design.
CEO Michael Jacobs says in the announcement, “The addition of a stationery and gift imprint is a natural extension of what Abrams creates—books and paper products that stand alone as beautiful objects, thoughtfully designed, produced, and inspired by our clear aesthetic sense. With Abrams Noterie, we will offer something that resonates in the marketplace, something of note.”
At Melville House, Mark Krotov recently joined as senior editor. Previously he was an editor at Overlook Press. In addition, Liam O’Brien recently joined as sales and marketing manager. He was a retail sales coordinator at HarperCollins.
HarperCollins announced a Holiday Express shipping program for independent booksellers running between November 3, 2014 and January 16, 2015. All qualifying orders and re-orders of HarperCollins and HarperCollins Christian titles from participating stores received by 1 PM EST will ship out the next business day and be expedited so that in most cases they will be delivered within two business days, provided books are in stock and the account is in good credit standing. New title laydowns will continue to ship by the established on-sale date for each title. Stores should contact their HarperCollins sales representative or the HarperCollins Customer Service Department at 1-800-242-7737 or 1-800-727-1309 for HarperCollins Christian Publishing customer service to receive more information on the program.