Brooke Carey has left the Penguin Group and launched a freelance writing, editing, and book doctoring business, specializing in practical and idea-driven non-fiction.
Publishing Trends reports that Maris Kreizman is leaving her position as publishing outreach lead at Kickstarter.
At Penguin Publishing Group, Allison Dobson has been promoted to the newly created role of svp, director, strategy and finance.
At Clarkson Potter, Emma Brodie has been promoted to associate editor.
Sonali Fry has been promoted to publisher of little bee books.
Former Samhain Publishing editorial director Latoya Smith, has joined the L. Perkins Agency, representing women’s fiction, romance, erotica, erotic fiction, thriller/suspense and advice/how-to memoir.
Workman announced a number of recent hires and promotions. Thea James has been named director of digital marketing and strategy, a new role, while Louisa Hager has joined as digital content and social media community manager. Previously she was a marketing associate at HarperCollins’ academic division. Lauren Southard has been promoted to assistant marketing manager, while Estelle Hallick joined as publicist. Previously she was associate publicist at Oxford University Press and social media manager for executive search firm Bert Davis. Finally, Colleen AF Venable has been promoted to art director, Workman Children’s.
Kathy Kleidermacher has joined Open Road as copy director (she was copywriting director for Berkley/NAL), and Matthew Thompson has been promoted to senior editor.
The 5oth Globe-Horn Book Award winners were announced, including Costa winner Hardinge and NBA-nominated Sheinkin:
Fiction: The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge
Nonfiction: Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War, Steve Sheinkin
Picture book: Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph, Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo.