William Smith will join MIT Press as director of intellectual property licensing on March 9. Previously he was at Perseus, holding the dual roles of director of subsidiary rights for Perseus Books & director of digital business development for Constellation.
At Bookshout, Tim Murray has been named vp, sales. Previously he was director, premium and custom publishing at Simon & Schuster. In addition, Timothy Cheng recently joined as director, sales. Previously he was special sales manager at Perseus.
Catherine Farin has been appointed the Paris-based scout for Germany’s S. Fischer Publishing, as they expand their acquisition of French titles.
BEA announced the speakers for its adult author breakfast, which will feature Lee Child, Diana Nyad, and Brandon Stanton, with Kunal Nayyar as master of ceremonies.
Former US poet laureate and Pulitzer winner Philip Levine, 87, died at home on Saturday from pancreatic cancer.