As part of a “plan for growth” at Tor/Forge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden has been promoted to associate publisher, Tor Books, while Devi Pillai also joins Tor as associate publisher, moving over from Orbit, where she was editorial director. In addition, Linda Quinton has been promoted to publisher, Forge Books. The company says it will announce a new head of marketing and publicity in the near future to fill Quinton’s previous role, and it “intends to increase the marketing support” for Tor Teen and Starscape.
Tor/Forge president & publisher Tom Doherty said in the announcement: “As we continue our 35-year commitment to adult SF and fantasy, Devi and Patrick will work alongside each other to oversee our numerous editors who work primarily in these twin genres.” He adds, “At a time when so many of our competitors are cutting back, consolidating imprints, and reducing staff, it’s wonderful to know that Macmillan enthusiastically supports our plan for growth. We will shortly be announcing further additions and promotions within our editorial staff.”
At Penguin, Lindsey Schwoeri has been promoted to senior editor.
Douglas Mann will join Waterbrook Multnomah as senior marketing manager on July 27. Previously he was a senior account executive at Creative Blue Marketing agency and an independent consultant. In addition, Jamie Lapeyrolerie will join as marketing manager on August 15. Previously she was a marketing coordinator at Zeno Imaging.
In the UK, Orion editor Jemima Forrester will join David Higham Associates as a literary agent on September 19.
Perseus Academic, formed in 2014, is being renamed Ingram Academic Services and called the “first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses.” Heidi Sachner serves as vice president, Ingram Academic Services, Perseus Distribution.
Longtime book publishing executive and attorney representing independent publishers in M&A transactions Martin Levin, 97, has died. Levin was associated with Cowan Liebowitz Latman since 1984, after serving as president of the Times Mirror Book Publishing Group, where he worked from 1966 to 1983. Prior to that, he was svp at Grosset & Dunlap, where he worked from 1950 to 1966. Among his many other activities, Levin taught at the Stanford Publishing Course and helped lead efforts to re-establish the program as the Yale Publishing Course. In 1999 the AAP gave him the Curtis Benjamin Award for lifetime achievement. There will be a funeral for the family in Sarasota, FL on Friday, and a memorial service in New York in the fall.
Co-author of the “Left Behind” series Tim LaHaye, 90, died from complications of a stroke. The 16-volume series, which Rev. LaHaye co-wrote with Jerry Jenkins, have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.