Amy Williams has resigned from McCormick & Williams and will start her own agency, The Williams Company. McCormick & Williams will be renamed McCormick Literary and will continue to operate from its current offices under David McCormick.
At Scribner, Kara Watson has been promoted to the dual role of editor and associate marketing director.
Robert Riger will leave his position as vp, director, Pimsleur Foreign Language Programs at Simon & Schuster Audio in mid-March, Publishing Trends reports. He can be reached at RPRiger@gmail.com.
The UK office that Maria Campbell Associates opened quietly in London in May 2013 headed by Katie McCalmont continues to grow. Naja Baldwin joined the operation earlier this year, and in 2015 the office been appointed scout for three imprints in Holland’s VBK group: Atlas-Contact, Kosmos Personal Growth and Ten Have.
Also in the UK, agent Diana Beaumont is leaving the Rupert Heath Literary Agency to join The Agency Group, the Bookseller notes. They also note that Laura Macdougall is moving to Tibor Jones & Associates after five years at Hodder & Stoughton.
The Ted Cruz book acquired a year ago by Harper has been announced for June 30 release, titled A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America.
Harlequin announced a publishing partnership with Seventeen magazine. Starting in spring 2016, Harlequin Teen will publish four Seventeen novels, in hardcover and ebook, focused “on multi-dimensional and empowered fictional female characters and explore topics and situations that authentically reflect the challenges and joys of being a teenager today.”