Katie Grinch has been promoted to associate director of publicity at Putnam.
Morgan Amer will join Chronicle as trade sales coordinator on September 13. She was an assistant manager at Ryland Peters & Small.
Author of the Llama Llama children’s books Anna Dewdney, 50, died on Saturday of brain cancer.
Scribner will issue a collection of what they call “the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald” in April 2017, edited by Anne Margaret Daniel, titled I’D DIE FOR YOU. The promo copy notes that “some of these stories were submitted to major magazines and accepted for publication during Fitzgerald’s lifetime but were never printed. Others are stories that could not be sold because their subject matter or style departed from what editors expected of Fitzgerald in the 1930s.”
When Penguin Random House ceo Markus Dohle told staff the company was “finalizing negotiations” to extend their lease as “essentially…the sole occupant” of the office condo at 1745 Broadway, the company declined to indicate how long the lease extension would last. Landlord SL Green announced Wednesday that PRH “signed a 15-year extension,” taking their occupancy through June 2033. Green says PRH is leasing everything but the 20th floor, and measures the leased space at 603,650 square feet.
The shortlist was announced for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, with the winner to be named on November 22:
What Works by Iris Bohnet
Alibaba by Duncan Clark
Makers and Takers by Rana Foroohar
The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon
The 100-Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
The Man Who Knew by Sebastian Mallaby
Bowker updated their five-year overview of statistics measuring self-published print and ebooks issued that carry ISBNs. (A significant segment of the self-publishing market does not use ISBNs, so is not reflected in Bowker’s counts.) New ISBN-carrying self-published books numbered 727,000 in 2015, up from 600,000 in 2014. Most notable is the continuing, and increasing, growth of Amazon’s CreateSpace. The service accounted for 424,000 of those self-published volumes in 2015, or 58 percent of that market — up from 292,000 books, or 49 percent of the market, in 2014.