Chris Lupo has joined Chernin Entertainment as the company’s book scout, based in New York, reporting to the head of film and television. Previously he was a senior literary scout at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.
At Random House Children’s, Jennifer Moreno has been promoted to production manager; Natalia Dextre moves up to associate production manager; Thomas Marshall has joined as production manager, moving over from the Penguin Random House Audio Group; and production associate Alice Rahaeauser will now work with the Licensed team, newly reporting to Patty Collins.
Lithub.com announced a new group of contributors to the site, including: Manager of Talking Leaves… Books Lucy Kogler writing a column on the day-to-day trials and triumphs of life as a bookseller; Rick Moody with an advice column in his role as a Life Coach; David Ulin, writing on non-fiction, the West Coast and beyond; Caitlin Goodman bringing back her Grumpy Librarian column; Lisa Levy, focusing on crime, mystery, and noir; Catherine Talese curating features drawn from the best in contemporary photography books; and Yahdon Israel contributing features reporting “as a special Lit Hub correspondent.”
Hachette Book Group is expanding their distribution center in Lebanon, Indianapolis again, signing a lease for another 418,000-square-foot building, expected to add 50 jobs in the area. That will bring their total space in the business park to 1.8 million square feet, comprising three buildings.
INScribe Digital will handle sales and distribution for Florida-based genre fiction publisher Dreamspinner Press.
Pronoun.com, the fully-pivoted and rebranded version of what used to be Vook (and Booklr and Byliner), now focused on self-publishing, announced that they have completed the limited access period that began last September and are open to all interested authors.
The Reading Room as partnered with the People’s Choice Awards to elicit online votes for the favorite books of 2015 in six categories