At St. Martin’s, Lisa Senz has been promoted to vp, associate publisher, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin.
Jackie Cantor will join Gallery Books as senior editor on August 29. Most recently she was executive editor at Berkley.
Jessica Schmidt will join Running Press as director of marketing and publicity on September 14, working out of the Philadelphia offices. Previously she was director of sales and subsidiary rights at The Story Plant.
Cara Raguz joins BlueBottleBiz as marketing coordinator. Previously she worked in the field marketing department at Nimble Storage.
Marilynne Robinson has won the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
A May 10 filing with the Federal Election Commission disclosed that the Donald Trump campaign bought more than 3500 copies of Trump’s 2015 book Crippled America at Barnes & Noble, spending $55,005. The Daily Beast quoted an unnamed Trump spokesperson saying the expense was “as part of gifting at the convention, which we have to do” but since buying retail copies at Barnes & Noble, rather than through the publisher, would result in royalties, it is likely to run afoul of campaign finance laws. “It may be the case for a candidate to instead donate those royalties to charity—that might be a permissible arrangement,” Campaign Legal Center spokesperson Paul Ryan told the Daily Beast. “But the bottom line is, no money of this $55,000 from the book can end up in Donald Trump’s pocket without violating federal law.”