Well-known sales rep and founder of Heinecken and Associates in 1978 Ted Heinecken will retire on February 28 from Fujii Associates (which acquired his firm in 2008). Heinecken began his bookselling career over 50 years ago, selling Oxford University Press titles in the Midwest in 1963. Workman Publishing president Carolan Workman comments, “Ted Heineken and Peter Workman grew up in publishing together and enjoyed a relationship filled with enormous respect and affection…. We will miss Ted’s wisdom and professional savvy; his astute – and rarely withheld – opinions; his extraordinary sales ability; and his dedication, loyalty and friendship, but, not his cigar.”
Heinecken adds, “I have always held the conviction that being a part of the book trade community is a special calling, requiring a love of the book and a belief in the printed (whether or not on paper) word as a keystone of our culture.”
Sonya Cheuse will join Ecco as director of publicity on March 4. Previously she was deputy director of publicity at Grand Central.
Stephanie Frerich has joined Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current as a senior editor. Previously she worked at the online education startup Skillshare.
Shoshana Gutmajer will join Artisan Books on February 18 as senior editor. She was formerly an editor at Assouline.
Chelsea Hassman has joined Random House Children’s Books in the newly created role of social media manager, reporting to Dominique Cimina. Previously Hassman was social media manager and photo editor for Pitchfork.
Matt Kaye has joined InkShares as vp, marketing. Previously he was a senior product manager for Amazon’s books team and before that, a publicist at FSG and Wiley.
The NYPL Young Lions Award announced their shortlist:
Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans
Jesse Ball, Silence Once Begun
Catherine Lacey, Nobody is Ever Missing
Andrew Ladd, What Ends
Ben Lerner, 10:04
The winner will be named at a gala awards ceremony on April 27.
Noah Warren has been awarded the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize for his manuscript The Destroyer in the Glass, which will be published by Yale University Press in April 2016.