Stephanie Fretwell-Hill will join Red Fox Literary as an agent. Previously she was an editor at Peachtree Publishers.
Former Viking editor Maggie Riggs has launched The Riggs Agency, specializing in literary fiction, in addition to select non-fiction works including narrative non-fiction, essays, memoir, and food writing.
Chair of Penguin Random House UK Gail Rebuck has joined the board of the Guardian.
Former bookseller and founder of the Hue-Man Bookstores Clara Villarosa is starting a boutique publishing company, Villarosa Media, with her daughters Linda (former executive editor of Essence Magazine) and Alicia (a writer and blogger). They will publish books “primarily by and about African Americans and the African diaspora.” Their launch title, The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy Of Audre Lorde, by Dr. Gloria Joseph, publishes in February, backed in part by a Kickstarter campaign last September.
The memoir by Nike founder Phil Knight, announced by Scribner last fall, will be titled SHOE DOG and is now set for publication on April 26.
Longleaf Services will provide fulfillment and publisher services for Cornell University Press and the University of Georgia Press as of July 1, 2016, and will provide US sales, marketing, and fulfillment services for The University of Calgary Press as of March 1.