At Random House, Andrea Walker and Noah Eaker have both been promoted to executive editor; Caitlin McKenna and Kaela Myers have both been promoted to editor; and Mika Kasuga and Molly Turpin have both been promoted to associate editor.
At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Sarah Murphy and Anne Speyer have both been promoted to associate editor, and Julia Maguire has been promoted to assistant editor.
Gwyneth Stansfield joins Blue Rider Press/Plume as publicity manager on February 8. She was most recently publicity manager at Regan Arts and prior to that worked at Scribner. In addition, Molly Pieper has been promoted to marketing coordinator.
Carolyn Pittis has rejoined Welman Digital, a management consulting firm working with publishing and media clients on accelerating business change. She was vp, operations at Sterling Publishing.
Canada’s Indigo laid off some staff last month, in an “organizational reshaping” that a former employee tells PW eliminated about 20 jobs, including some veteran book buyers.
Santa Fe-based publisher Terra Nova Books is now being distributed to the trade by SCB Distributors.
Random House has built a successful audience for their Open House events that let about 250 consumers go behind the scenes with authors and staff for a day at their office building. The latest event sold out in 35 minutes today, and is building a waiting list.
The annual NAACP Image Awards, just presented, include 8 literature prizes (scroll all the way down). The winners include Victoria Christopher Murray, Pamela Newkirk, Chigozie Obioma, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ilyasah Shabazz.