Hachette Book Group has completed its acquisition of Black Dog & Leventhal. Workman will continue to distribute the line through June of this year, and Black Dog staff will relocate to HBG’s offices in mid-April.
Taylor Sperry has joined Melville House as editor. Previously she was assistant editor at FSG.
At St. Martin’s, Hannah Braaten, Laura Chasen, Silissa Kenney, and Elizabeth Lacks have all been promoted to associate editor.
At Tor/Forge, Kristin Sevick has been promoted to senior editor, while Sarah Romeo moves up to designer. Cassandra Ammerman has been promoted to senior marketing manager, and Alex Cameron moves up to the newly created position of publishing operations administrator.
At Rizzoli, John Deen has been promoted to trade sales director, while Sarah Carstens joins as client publisher sales manager. Previously she worked at teNeues Publishing as sales manager, stationery & calendars.
Holly La Due has joined Prestel Publishing as acquisitions editor, based in the company’s New York office. Previously she worked as an editor at Phaidon and Rizzoli. She will focus on illustrated titles in popular culture, design, architecture, photography, art, food and fashion.
Quarto has established a new print buying office in Hong Kong that will be overseen by Wincy Kho, who joins the company as senior manager. She was most recently vp, sales & customer service at 1010 Printing Ltd. Quarto Publishing Group USA ceo Ken Fund will have added responsibility for Quarto Hong Kong.
In Canada, Ampersand will handle sales and distribution of The University of New England Press as of January 1, 2015.
Because we always need more lists, Time magazine has noted their 100 Best Children’s Books (led by Where the Wild Things Are) and 100 Best Young Adult Books (with Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian somehow topping the Harry Potter series for first place).
Finally, we noted Sarah Stein’s previous position at Riverhead incorrectly; she was an associate editor.