At the Crown Publishing Group, Nidhi Berry has been promoted to associate manager, foreign rights for the Ten Speed, Clarkson Potter, Potter Style, Potter Craft, and Pam Krauss Books lists. In addition, Courtney Snyder moves up to associate director, domestic rights.
At Orbit, Laura Fitzgerald has been promoted to online marketing manager and Lindsey Hall has been promoted to assistant editor.
At Yen Press, Stephanie Lee has been promoted to assistant editor.
At the Fischer Harbage Agency, Christopher Hermelin has been promoted to associate agent.
Former vp, director of subsidiary rights at Crown Linda Kaplan has launched Readmore Literary Management, a full-service international licensing agency that has signed AGIVigliano, Tin House Books, Prospect Park Books, Giles Anderson Agency, the Hornfischer Agency, Three Rooms Press and Mandel Vilar Press as clients to date.
In the UK, Faber & Faber confirmed reports from earlier in the week that eight staffers would be laid off as a result of a “particularly challenging market”.
Target’s Book Club Pick for April is Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith.
The winners of the 2015 Bancroft Prize in American history and diplomacy are Sven Beckert for Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf) and Greg Grandin for The Empire of Necessity by Greg Grandin (Metropolitan).
Penguin Random House ceo Markus Dohle will be honored at the annual PEN Gala on May 5 “for his leadership role in the global literary community.” In addition, the magazine Charlie Hebdo will be awarded with the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, while Tom Stoppard will receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award.
Anand Gopal has won the Ridenhour Book Prize for No Good Men Among The Living (Metropolitan).
The Romance Writers of America announced finalists for the RITA and Golden Heart Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the RWA Annual Conference in New York on July 25