At Ecco, Ben Tomek has been promoted to associate marketing director and Bridget Read moves up to assistant editor.
At Chronicle Books, Madeline Carruthers has been promoted to contracts and permissions associate and Yesenia Herrera moves up to contracts manager.
Caryn Berg has joined Berghahn Books as archaeology editor. Previously she was an editor at Left Coast Press.
Katie Salisbury is now working as a freelance editor and is available for developmental editing and consultation on nonfiction projects. Previously, she edited books for HarperCollins and Amazon Publishing; most recently, she was a product manager at Bookspan, working on the relaunch of Book of the Month as a subscription service. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London Book Fair will present its lifetime achievement award to Penguin Random House UK chair Gail Rebuck.
Susanna Lea Associates and David Godwin Associates are formally joining forces on selling North American and foreign rights — drawing on Lea’s offices in New York and Paris. (The two agencies have been sharing London office space for about a year.) DGA’s Lisette Verhagen will continue to work on all of the agency’s titles and will also “assist SLA in a number of European territories.”
Emma Watson‘s new pick for her online book club Our Shared Shelf is bell hooks‘ All About Love: New Visions.
Jessa Crispin announced on Twitter Wednesday morning, “After 14 years, Bookslut will cease to be. May will be our last issue. Thanks to everyone who wrote and edited for us, and for reading.”
Dilys Winn, founder of Murder Ink in 1972, the country’s first bookstore devoted entirely to mysteries, died on February 5 in North Carolina.