Lisa Erickson returns to the Crown Publishing Group as associate director of marketing for Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books (she has been at Little, Brown); Alaina Waagner recently joined the group as marketing manager (moving over from Random House).
Ursula Cary has left Rodale Books, where she was a senior editor, to work as a freelance editor and writer, specializing in practical and narrative nonfiction.
The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has enlisted Ann Patchett and James Patterson as their inaugural ambassadors, to help “increase awareness of its mission to directly support booksellers with confidential emergency financial assistance.”
More Opening Sales
Scholastic has announced their opening week sales for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, saying they moved more than 3.3 million print copies in the US and Canada. (eBook sales are still controlled by Pottermore, which has not announced any sales statistics.)