BEA reported attendance data for the recent show in New York, and the numbers were consistent with the last couple of years. Professional attendance was down 1.2 percent, at 10,832 people (down by 133); with exhibitors included, overall attendance was up 5.2 percent, with 20,895 people.
Will Heyward has joined Penguin Press as associate editor. Previously he was an assistant editor at Knopf.
Michael Connole will join Quarto on September 1 as Chief Financial Officer. He is currently CFO of Global Radio Group.
Stephanie Graham has joined Sourcebooks as marketing coordinator. Previously she was communications assistant at Marquette University’s Office of International Education. In addition, Katy Lynch has been promoted to associate publicist.
At Putnam, Elena Hershey has been promoted to publicist.
Jennifer Bonnell has resigned as executive editor at Puffin, after 16 years at the company. She is planning to spend more time with her family and pursue opportunities in freelance editorial consulting, focusing on children’s and YA. She can be reached at email@example.com.
In the UK, Chris Riddell has been named the new children’s laureate.
The Ferguson Municipal Public Library of Ferguson, MO has been named Library of the Year by Library Journal magazine and Gale. “The library echoed Ferguson’s actions by remaining open when safe and focused on the unique community needs that emerge in these extreme circumstances,” said editorial director Rebecca T. Miller. “We stand in awe of the Ferguson team’s calm commitment to its community in the face of frightening days and nights and now as they strive to foster a stronger Ferguson.”
Gallup Press, whose list includes the bestselling StrengthsFinder 2.0, will move their global sales and distribution from PGW to Simon & Schuster as of January 1, 2016. S&S will also handle sales of translated editions “in select foreign language markets.”
Former Los Angeles prosecutor and author Vincent Bugliosi, 80, died Monday night of cancer. Bugliosi was the prosecutor on the Charles Manson trial who co-wrote the 1974 bestselling book on the case, Helter Skelter, as well as more than dozen other books.