Emma Dries has joined Ecco as an assistant editor. She was an editorial assistant at Knopf Doubleday.
At Pegasus Books, Katie McGuire has been promoted to assistant editor.
Kristin Dulaney has joined Macmillan Children’s as executive director of subsidiary rights. She was at Little Brown Children’s.
Michelle Yandre joined BlueBottleBiz recently as PR manager.
Longtime Ten Speed Press editor Veronica “Fuzzy” Randall, 61, died August 12 from cancer. Randall joined Ten Speed Press in 1990 and was senior editor upon her retirement in 2009. Publisher Aaron Wehner notes, “She had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and a remarkable way with words. Fuzzy was a passionate animal lover and Ten Speed will be making a donation in her memory to the ASPCA.”
September 6 will see the release of three more works by JK Rowling — short ebooks under the Pottermore Presents banner: “Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These ebooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.” The site clarified later, “The writing has mainly been previously published, but there are a few little extras that haven’t been seen on site yet.”
The three titles — Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies; and Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide — run from 63 to 79 pages, and list for $2.99. A Pottermore spokesperson told The Bookseller “that Pottermore Presents was created after the company realized not all JK Rowling fans visit pottermore.com.”