At William Morrow, Molly Birckhead has been promoted to marketing director.
Little, Brown announced a number of promotions: Carrie Neill has been promoted to publicity manager, Lauren Harms is now senior designer, and Malin von Euler-Hogan has been promoted to associate editor. On their James Patterson team, Sabrina Benun has been promoted to assistant marketing and publicity manager, Shawn Sarles moves up to project director and analyst, and Flo Yue is now art director, marketing.
Brittany Hamblin has joined Grand Central Life & Style as editor. She was most recently editor at Dey Street Books.
Lynn Cully is returning to Kensington as director of sales. Cully was originally at Kensington from 1990–2000 where she started as sales director and became publisher just before she left the workforce to raise her 5 children. Steven Zacharius said in the announcement: “We’re thrilled Lynn is returning to Kensington. She’s a joy to work with. She’s upbeat, charming, smart, fun…I could go on but she’ll use these words to haunt me. She will be extensively involved in meeting with authors, agents and accounts and will be a key addition to the senior management team at Kensington.” (Her husband is Baker & Taylor executive Dave Cully.)
Knopf announced that the novel continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series, written by Swedish author David Langercrantz will be titled THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB. with a publication date of September 1 and a “cumulative first printing in the millions” (Knopf’s announced first printing is 500,000 copies. The UK publication date from Quercus is August 27.) Knopf publisher Sonny Mehta said in the announcement: “The Girl in the Spider’s Web is as good as its predecessors and uniquely of the moment. I know readers are going to be thrilled when they are reacquainted with both Lisbeth and Mikael in one of the most compelling Millennium novels to date.”
The cover, at right, was again designed by Peter Mendelsund: “Since the publication of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we at Knopf have worked towards establishing a unique visual brand for the Millennium series – a unique visual brand for a truly unique series of thrillers. We’ve carried this thinking forward in creating our cover for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, drawing on features from the first three jackets, while making subtle updates appropriate to this installment’s exciting new plot elements.”
Other cover announcements include Blue Rider’s for Elvis Costello‘s forthcoming memoir UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK, publishing this fall, and Random House Children’s for the rebranding of all 28 Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park, which will be reissued starting in May.
Mitch Kaplan’s Books & Books, which has been a paragon of bookselling excellence for many years — and comprises multiple stores and affiliates/partnerships, has been designated as PW’s Bookstore of the Year.