Angie Giammarino has joined Rodale as senior marketing manager. Previously she was a marketing manager at Macmillan.
Carin Siegfried has joined Soho Press as sales manager. Previously she worked with both national accounts and independent retailers at Baker & Taylor.
Miriam Keil has joined Chronicle Books as the associate sales manager, specialty markets. She was most recently at First Book. In addition, the specialty markets department has promoted Julia Carvalho to senior sales manager; Samantha Steele to sales manager; and Noëlle Simkins to sales coordinator.
Don Linn announced via Twitter that he has “parted ways” with the University of Chicago Press’s Chicago Distribution Center — which he joined as director in 2012 — and is “exploring some exciting things.”
Yuri Herrera‘s novel Signs Preceding the End of the World, translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman, won the Best Translated Book Award for fiction.
The first installment in Veronica Roth‘s new duology — first announced in March 2015 — will be titled Carve the Mark, set for publication on January 17, 2017. EW has an excerpt (and their print issue landing May 13 has an interview with Roth as well).
Goodreads has launched a Kindle book giveaway program in beta. Unlike the print program, which is free, Goodreads will charge $119 per title for the author or publisher, with a cap of giving away up to 100 copies of the Kindle book. Goodreads randomly choose the winners for you and fulfills the ebooks. Print giveaway contests are still free, though Goodreads says their charge for Kindle giveaways “save[s] you on both costs and hassle.” The program is initially open to US residents, and Goodreads “is working with Amazon Publishing to host Kindle ebook giveaways, but once out of beta, the program will be open to any author or publisher” who sells books on Amazon.