Abby Saul has left Browne & Miller to launch The Lark Group, a literary agency seeking adult commercial and literary fiction.
Joe D’Onofrio will take over as director of the University of Chicago Press’s Chicago Distribution Center, filling the spot vacated by Don Linn earlier this year. Most recently D’Onofrio has been director of supply chain for Henry Schein, after leaving Simon & Schuster in 2011, where he had been svp supply chain operations for 8 years.
Mary Anne Thompson Associates has been appointed US scout for CommonWeath Magazine in Taiwan.
Viking UK editorial director Eleo Gordon has retired after almost 50 years with the company. Managing director Joanna Prior comments: “Her contribution has been immense, not just because of the remarkable books she has published but also because of her dedication to her authors, her kindness to her colleagues and her tremendous sense of fun.”
The Pew Research Center released their annual study on reading. The two most important things to keep in mind as you review the results — and/or coverage of the results — are:
1. This is a telephone survey of 1,520 American adults conducted during one month this spring, No more, no less.
2. Their findings about reading habits have been quite consistent over the past 5 years. The largest change (and biggest potential concern) is that the percentage of adults who say they have read a book in any format over the past year has gone from 79 percent in 2011 to 73 percent in 2016.