Leigh Feldman has left Writers House to start her own agency, Leigh Feldman Literary, as of October 1. Prior to Writers House, she was a partner at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman for 20 years. Feldman says the timing “felt very right” to go out on her own.
Anne Heltzel has joined Abrams as editor, primarily acquiring books for its middle grade and teen imprint, Amulet Books. She worked previously as an associate editor at Razorbill and is also a published author.
Jeremy Greenfield is leaving his position as editorial director of DigitalBookWorld.com to join The Street as contributors editor, where he will help manage the websites of hundreds of contributors. At DBW.com, Rich Bellis is being promoted to senior editor.
In promotions at Penguin Random House Sales Special Markets: Lisa Vitelli is now vp, premium sales; Christine Dillon is vp, director, proprietary and diversified sales; and Amy Zenn moves up to vp, imprint sales.
Jennifer Hergenroeder has joined The Experiment as marketing and publicity manager. Previously she was senior publicist at the University of North Carolina Press.
At David C Cook, Dr. Michelle Anthony has been named vp and publisher of the recently-formed Learning Resources Group.
In author news, Anthony Horowitz will use “Murder on Wheels,” a previously unreleased James Bond TV series treatment written by Ian Fleming in the 1950s, as the “starting point” for the next Bond novel authorized by the estate. Currently called Project One, it will be published in September 2015.
Separately, the NYT reports on a gaffe in which Orion provided Harper with a PDF of Horowitz’s forthcoming MORIARTY that accidentally included some capitalized comments from Horowitz to his UK copyeditor (including one that reads, “I’M NOT CHANGING THIS.”) Harper says they printed about 2,000 ARCs, and will reprint clean copies, though the book is set for December publication.
The NYT Magazine follows their Donald Antrim piece with another big author profile, writing on The Revelations of Marilynne Robinson in this Sunday’s edition.
Macmillan Audio reports that Ralph Cosham, “one of our most beloved narrators” and the voice of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series, passed away Tuesday night.
Sian Tee Lee, founder and owner of CS Graphics in Singapore and recently of Infinity Graphics in Malaysia, passed away suddenly in New York City while on a business trip. His son Linus Lee can be reached at email@example.com.
In awards news, shortlists were announced on Wednesday for Canada’s Writer’s Trust Awards. The winners will be named November 4.