Jessica Preeg has rejoined St. Martin’s as senior publicist. In addition, Christy D’Agostini has been promoted to publicity manager.
At Knopf Books for Young Readers, Stephen Brown has been promoted to assistant editor.
Alexander Czik has joined Crown as a data marketing analyst. Previously he was an analyst at DigitasLBi, a marketing and technology agency.
At Penguin Random House, Linda Cowen has been promoted to svp, associate general counsel and Marlene Glazer has been promoted to vp, associate general counsel.
Tyndale House announced it will stop selling THE BOY WHO CAME BACK TO HEAVEN by Todd Malarkey and his father, Kevin, after Malarkey recanted his original testimony and repudiated the book’s publication in an open letter to Christian bookstores. “I did not die. I did not go to Heaven…I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible.” A spokesperson for Tyndale issued a statement saying “Tyndale has decided to take the book and related ancillary products out of print.”
In the UK, Saqi Books announced that it will “resume its English-language publishing program in 2015, releasing up to ten new titles a year.” Last February the company announced a strategic review and said without new investment it would have to discontinue its English-language publishing. Publisher Lynn Gaspard writes in a statement: “Needless to say, I am delighted with this outcome and I look forward to publishing quality works that help to challenge and enrich our worldview.”