At Ecco, Sara Wood has been promoted to associate art director.
Andrea Cascardi will rejoin Transatlantic Agency as a literary agent based out of New York. Previously she was managing director of Egmont USA from 2013 to 2015, and before then spent ten years as an agent at TLA.
Jennifer Metzger has joined Insight Editions as sales manager.
Anne Hollander answered the open call from Deep Vellum Publishing head Will Evans and will join him as co-founder of the Deep Vellum Books bookstore in Dallas. The store is expected to set an official grand opening shortly.
Scholastic has a multi-year licensing agreement to publish books in print and digital formats based on the American Girl brand, starting in January 2017, for world English rights. They say it is the first time American Girl has licensed the rights to publish books based on its characters. The broad deal includes American Girl’s popular Girl of the Year line, a nonfiction chapter book series, a new original series in middle grade, and novelty formats including treasury books, guided journals, and American Girl-branded yearbooks featuring activities and quizzes.