Kara Sargent will join Little, Brown Children’s as executive editorial director, Brand, Licensed, and Media Tie-in Publishing on January 5th. Previously she was editorial director at Simon & Schuster Children’s, overseeing Simon Spotlight.
Group director of domestic rights at HarperCollins Bob Spizer will leave the company at the end of January after 31 years. After February 1, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abrams announced that Jeff Kinney‘s ninth book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, has sold more than 2 million units in all formats around the world since going on sale on November 4.
Downtown Books in Craig, CO has found a buyer after the local press story we cited recently. Longtime customer Liane Davis-Kling will buy the story by the end of the year. Current owner Terry Carwile says, “She’s an educator, a retired teacher up at the high school, and so she will bring a lot of energy, a lot of creativity to the business, and already she has ideas about what she wants to do.”
Want You Dead by Peter James has won Sainsbury’s award for ebook of the year.