Diana Velasquez has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Gallery Books Group imprints.
At Simon & Schuster’s education and library marketing department, Candace Greene McManus has been promoted to senior marketing manager; Anthony Parisi moves up to marketing manager; and Christine Naulty has been promoted to associate marketing manager.
Emily Murdock Baker has left Penguin, where she was most recently an associate editor, to launch EMB Editorial, an independent editing service.
At Temple University Press, Aaron Javsicas has been promoted to editor-in-chief.
The Edgar Awards were announced Thursday evening, including several milestones: Lori Roy, Best Novel winner for Let Me Die in His Footsteps (Dutton), is the first woman to win both this and the Best First Novel category (and the third writer overall), while Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen also won Best First Novel for The Sympathizer (Atlantic Monthly), the first author to win both awards concurrently. Other winners included:
Best Paperback Original: The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Best Short Story: “Obits” – The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Scribner)
Best Fact Crime: Whipping Boy by Allen Kurzweil (Harper)
Best Critical/Biographical: The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (Harper360)
Norton will handle sales & distribution for Tilbury House, an independent publisher based in Thomaston, ME, as of May 1.
Jeff Kinney’s previously-announced 11th Wimpy Kid book, which goes on sale on November 1, is titled Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down. The title and cover reveal were made Thursday on a webcast in partnership with the Scholastic Reading Club.