At Simon & Schuster, Sarah Reidy has been promoted to associate director of publicity.
Princeton University Press announced a number of promotions. Eric Henney has been promoted to associate editor, physical and earth sciences, while Ryan Mulligan moves up to assistant editor. Shaquona Crews has been appointed director of contracts, while Kim Williams has been promoted to UK international rights director. Finally, Steven Peter has been promoted to project & systems manager.
Andrew Nurnberg Associates will open a new office in Warsaw on September 1. It will be headed by Marcin Biegaj, currently senior agent and sales director at Graal. ANA says “this follows a decision by Andrew Nurnberg Associates and BookLab Literary Agency to part company. BookLab – run by Aleksandra Lapinska – will continue to operate as a separate agency and will be responsible for extant contracts drawn before July 1 until their natural expiry.” (Book/Lab was formed from what had been Andrew Nurnberg Associates Warsaw [ANAW]).
St. Martin’s is adding a digital romance imprint, SMP Swerve, launching in January 2016. Anne Marie Tallberg is publishing director of the new line, with associate editor Eileen Rothschild adding responsibility in managing SMP Swerve. Romance editors at St. Martin’s will acquire for Swerve as well. The company says “authors will be offered the option of receiving an advance and royalties or higher royalty rates with no advance. Royalties will be based on net publisher receipts and will be paid quarterly.” An open internet submissions portal will be “available soon.”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which had already leased 35,000 square feet on one-and-a-half floors at 3 Park Avenue in New York City for occupancy in 2016, has added a new lease for another 55,000 square feet across two-and-a-half additional floors at the same building, Commercial Observer reports.
Some day soon Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay may significantly change the in-car experience — including, for our world, how drivers use digital audiobooks. For now, Audiobooks.com says that as of today they are “the first and only audiobooks” app to the support Android Auto. They also already have an audiobooks app for Apple’s CarPlay.