Luke Dempsey will join Harper One as executive editor on March 23, working out of the New York office. Previously he was non-fiction editorial director at Ballantine.
Camille Perri has been named books editor-at-large at Cosmopolitan, where she will serve as the point person for all books coverage, including first serial rights, excerpts, and author opportunities, as well as attend industry events as a representative of the magazine. Previously she was assistant editor and books consultant at Esquire.
Emily Williams joins educational non-profit Expeditionary Learning as manager, publisher relations. Previously she was manager, digital content at Nook, and before that worked at Publishers Marketplace and Maria B. Campbell Associates.
Wolf Literary Services and Litro Magazine are partnering on Litro Represents, in which the new agency partnership will work with select young writers published within the pages of magazine.
In the UK, Pushkin Press associate publisher and coo Stephanie Seegmuller will leave the company after three years to "find fresh challenges," the Bookseller reports.
Stonesong agent Emmanuelle Morgen has joined with singer/songwriter Kate Jacobs and former investment banker Donna Garban to open a 1,200 foot bookstore, Little City Books, in Hoboken, NJ. The opening is planned for Independent Bookstore Day, e.g. May 2. "Little City Books also plans to spread the word about the new store with a mobile cart that will travel throughout the city and occasionally park at the Hoboken Terminal touting some of the store's many offerings."
Since it's on Twitter, Amanda Palmer and husband Neil Gaiman announced that they are expecting a baby in September.
The NYT is adding 20 online opinion writers, which naturally includes many well-known authors, such as: Michael Eric Dyson, Roxane Gay, Lydia Millet, Judith Shulevitz, Manil Suri, Héctor Tobar, and Jennifer Weiner.