Heather Jackson is leaving Harmony to become a literary agent, joining the David Black Agency on May 2. She will focus on commercial nonfiction and fiction, popular culture, and fresh narrative voices that inform, entertain, and shift the cultural conversation.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Stephanie Fletcher has been promoted to editor, culinary/lifestyle. In addition, Tim Mudie moves up to associate editor, and Pilar Garcia-Brown has been promoted to editorial associate.
Beth Collins was promoted production manager at Beacon Press, and Daniel Barks was promoted to reprint and digital production manager.
Founder of Clarion Books and author of nonfiction for young readers Jim Giblin died Sunday after a long illness, the publisher reports. Among his titles as an author, Chimney Sweeps won a National Book Award. A memorial service will be announced in due course.
Adaptive Studios’ publishing line Adaptive Books will work with fashion, beauty and lifestyle network StyleHaul to source and publish books from StyleHaul’s approximately 6,500 creators under a StyleHaul Books imprint. Author and executive producer on WGN’s Manhattan Dustin Thomason and former Blumhouse Books publisher Nick Simonds will be “part of the creative team” developing for StyleHaul Books.
OR Books has acquired the London-based Serif Books, founded and run by the late Stephen Hayward. They will continue publishing under the Serif Books name.
In bookselling, Barnes & Noble with close a suburban Chicago-area store, in Arlington Heights, at the end of May when their lease expires.