Rachel Meier has been named to the newly created position of publishing manager for Crown, Crown Archetype, Hogarth, Broadway, Three Rivers Press, and Tim Duggan Books.
Ami Webster McConnell has joined Howard Books as vp, editor in chief. Most recently she was senior acquisitions editor for fiction at Harper Christian and helped launch the fiction program at Thomas Nelson.
Michael Eisenberg has joined the book publishing group at Highlights in the newly created role of director, book marketing, reporting to Jack Perry, after consulting with the company for the past five years. Previously he was svp, co-publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Children’s.
At William Morrow, Tessa Woodward has been promoted to senior editor.
At Metropolitan Books, Connor Guy has been promoted to associate editor.
At Tor/Forge, Cassandra Ammerman has been promoted to senior marketing manager, while Alex Cameron has been named to the newly created position of publishing operations administrator.
At Eerdmans, Rachel Bomberger has been promoted to director of marketing.
The Intel Trinity by Michael Malone won the 1-800-CEO-READ Best Business Book of 2014 Award at a ceremony in Manhattan Sunday evening. The inaugural Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry was presented to literary agent Jim Levine.
The start-up mystery/thriller publisher Crooked Lane Books, the “partner” of Bookspan we wrote about in October, has signed with Legato for distribution. They will launch to the trade in fall 2015, with a list of 20 titles that includes a new book by Wendy Corsi Staub.
The Erin Murphy Literary Agency has partnered with Kirsten Cappy at Curious City to provide ongoing children’s book marketing consultation to their clients, working alongside publishers’ publicity and marketing departments. Clients will also “be able to charge individual marketing projects with Curious City against EMLA royalty payments.”
The American Booksellers Association is encouraging booksellers to join in a “Je Suis Charlie” social media campaign “aimed at channeling and amplifying support for our colleagues in France,” with a downloadable sign to hold up in photographs. At the same time, the ABA “is actively exploring the logistics of obtaining copies of the upcoming issue of Charlie Hebdo for member stores to carry.”