Eric Schwartz joined the Columbia University Press as editorial director last month. He replaces Jennifer Crewe, who was promoted to president and director of the Press in June. He was senior editor for sociology and cognitive science at Princeton University Press since 2008.
Doug Lockhart will join Harper Christian as senior vice president of Bible marketing and outreach. He was at Zondervan publishing partner Biblica, the copyright holder and worldwide publisher of the New International Version (NIV) Bible translation. Harper calls the appointment “a strategic decision to continue the focus on its Bible business.”
Alyson Forbes will join Hachette Book Group as ad director on October 27. She will oversee their relationship with MK Creative Media Marketing and provide strategic and creative advertising support to all divisions. She has been deputy director of creative services at Random House. Nancy Chen is joining the company as marketing strategy associate on October 22. Most recently was senior SEO and social specialist at Path Interactive.
Princeton University Press has hired its first-ever chief information officer, Dennis Langlois. He was CIO at the financial services consulting firm The Savitz Organization.
A statement issued on behalf of the Booker Prize Foundation reports that their literary director Ion Trewin “has been diagnosed with untreatable cancer and will be receiving palliative care as and when necessary. For the moment he will continue with his responsibilities until such time as this is not possible.” Before joining the Booker, Trewin was publishing director, managing director and editor-in-chief at Weidenfeld & Nicolson until retiring from the publisher in 2006.
Harper UK managing director Simon Johnson will leave after 7 years with the company, departing at an unspecified date for another company that has not been disclosed.
Former editor for The Millions and Joyland Emily Keeler is the new books editor at Canada’s National Post.
The complete Elmore Leonard archive, comprising more than 450 drafts of manuscripts, short stories and screenplays, as well as “a few of his Hawaiian shirts and a pair of sneakers,” is going to the University of South Carolina Libraries. Leonard was awarded the university’s Thomas Cooper Medal in 2013, and selected the university to house his archives after a visit there last year. Leonard died last year at age 87.
We note that Maya Ziv is a senior editor at Harper (not Harper Perennial).