Marion Garner has been promoted to deputy publisher, vp of Penguin Random House Canada, continuing to report to president and publisher Kristin Cochrane. (Garner has been deputy publisher for the Random House Canada imprints). In the new, broader role, Garner “will have input into acquisitions, oversee the inventory of all our imprints, work closely with the imprint directors and publishers, and will have a hand in the behind-the-scenes elements of our publishing efforts as they involve marketing, publicity and sales meetings.” She will also manage all of the paperback publishing.
Lindley Boegehold has joined Clarkson Potter as editorial director overseeing the Potter gift line of products. Previously she was editorial director, calendars, license, and custom publishing at Abrams.
Matthew Boyd has been promoted to associate publisher and marketing director at Penguin Press.
Denise Oswald has been promoted to executive editor for Dey Street Books.
At Sourcebooks, Alex Yeadon is being promoted to marketing and author relations associate.
After nearly 6 years, Mandy Hubbard has left D4EO Literary Agency to form Emerald City Literary Agency, where she will continue to focus on middle grade, YA, and romance.
ClubsGalore.com is launching a roster of seven “ebook of the month club” gift subscription options, working in partnership with Open Road. The genre-based gift subscriptions run from 3 to 12 months, and cost from $9.99 a month (for romance) up to $19.99 (for nonfiction), with Open Road selecting the titles from their catalog of over 9,000 ebooks.
Steve Silberman‘s Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently won the UK’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.
Holiday Shipping Offer
For the fourth year, Penguin Random House is bringing back their two-day transit holiday shipping policy for independent booksellers. This year the program incorporates Penguin titles as well for the first time (and PRH distribution clients’ books are included as well). It begins this week and runs through January 31.
The pledge is that orders received by 3:00 PM Eastern will ship no later than the following business day, “with transit time, barring inclement weather, of no more than two days.” Also new this year is that the company’s distribution centers have weekend shifts to facilitate orders received on Friday and Saturday.