Jeanne-Marie Hudson joins Berkley/NAL this week as vp, director of marketing. She was previously senior director, marketing communications & audience development at St. Martin’s Press.
At Putnam, Anna Romig has been promoted to assistant marketing manager.
Bethany Bryan has joined Papercutz as associate editor. Previously she was social media manager for the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
At Scott Manning & Associates, Abigail Welhouse has been promoted to publicist.
Nominations for the Hugo Awards were announced over the weekend, with the winners to be named at Worldcon later this year. This year’s roster comes with no small amount of controversy, io9 reports, as “the nominees in pretty much every category (other than Best Novel) come pretty much exclusively from a fan campaign called Sad Puppies.”
The James Tiptree Award was shared by Monica Byrne for THE GIRL IN THE ROAD (Crown) and Jo Walton for MY REAL CHILDREN (Tor).
For the Record
Penguin Random House also issued a statement with respect to the recent RFRA legislation and amendment in Indiana: “Penguin Random House is the proud employer of more than 1,200 people in Crawfordsville, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, Indiana. We commend state lawmakers for amending the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Together we stand for diversity and equality in all our locations, and for freedom of expression in the books we publish, and we will continue to strongly oppose discrimination on any basis, including sexual orientation or gender identity.”