Author, former New Yorker editor and former editor-in-chief of Random House Daniel Menaker has now formally joined McCormick Literary as an affiliate agent. He started agenting and was informally associated with McCormick in early 2014.
At HarperCollins, Samantha Hagerbaumer has been promoted to senior director, international sales & marketing, expanding her role to include marketing for the HarperCollins Global Publishing Program while keeping responsibilities for sales of HarperCollins US English-language books to affiliated companies in UK, Canada, ANZ and India. Hagerbaumer continues to report to David Wolfson with a dotted line to Chantal Restivo-Alessi.
Perseus announced a number of changes in its sales organization. Adam Schnitzer has been promoted to the newly created position of vp, Perseus imprint sales director, reporting to Sabrina McCarthy, working with Basic Books, PublicAffairs, DaCapo and Weinstein. Schnitzer starts his new position in mid-July. Maha Khalil moves up on July 6 to vp, national accounts for Perseus Books Group and Perseus Distribution, while also serving as imprint sales director for Running Press. Andrea Gochnauer has been promoted to assistant manager, Amazon, effective July 6, while James Chan takes over selling responsibilities of Perseus Distribution titles to B&N College, in addition to his existing duties selling PBG and PD titles to Books-a-Million and Hastings.
Princeton Architectural Press announced a number of new hires and promotions. Sara McKay has joined as program director, Paper+Goods. Previously she worked for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Times T Magazine, Newsweek, and Martha Stewart Onmimedia. Lia Hunt has been named sales & marketing director, joining from the Folio Society, where she was a vice president. Stephanie Leke has joined as publicist. Previously she was a pr account executive at The Eighth Floor. Finally, Diane Levinson has been promoted to publicity director, while Tom Cho moves up to managing editor.
Duke University Press director of books marketing Emily Young will retire on June 24 after more than 26 years with the publishing house. Michael McCullough succeeds Young as interim sales and marketing manager. Press director Steve Cohn praised Young’s tenure, saying in the announcement, “Everything we have built in our marketing staffing and operations since then is in one way or another attributable to Emily’s efforts. She has personally supported hundreds of books, and hundreds of authors. She has always been the consummate marketing professional. Without her, we would not be the same Duke University Press.”
John Cusick will join Folio Literary Management’s Folio Jr. team on July 1 as an agent, where he will focus on picture books, middle-grade, and young adult. Previously he was an agent at Greenhouse Literary.
Matthew DiGangi has joined the Bresnick Weil Literary Agency as an affiliate. Most recently, DiGangi worked in the contracts department at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Finally, we misspelled the name of Penguin Random House’s newly-promoted vp, operations at Crawfordsville. It is Lori De Reza.