At Knopf Children’s Books, Erin Clarke has been promoted to senior executive editor and Katherine Harrison has been promoted to editor; and Samantha Gentry has been promoted to assistant editor at Crown Children’s.
Simon & Schuster Children’s has hired Sarah Creech as senior designer for Simon Pulse (she was at HarperCollins). KeriLee Horan has been promoted to marketing manager, continuing to report to Chrissy Noh.
At Curtis Brown, Sarah Perillo has been promoted to foreign rights manager, continuing to report to Jonathan Lyons, and now overseeing the licensing of adult titles in the UK and Australia.
Former UK prime minister David Cameron, who announced recently he will give up his seat in Parliament, has signed with agent Ed Victor to represent his memoirs. The British press reports that Cameron is expecting a multi-million pound advance but expects him to come up short of Tony Blair’s big deal because he is less well-known in the US (plus there’s his Brexit vote debacle). Victor tells the Daily Mail: “He’s going to write a wonderful memoir and get a great deal but that’s all I’m going to say.”
Bestselling author Rick Riordan will launch a Rick Riordan Presents imprint at his publisher Disney-Hyperion, aiming to start publishing in 2018, focusing on mythology-based middle grade books. Stephanie Owens Lurie will lead the line.
IDW Publishing will move their trade bookstore sales and distribution to Penguin Random House Publisher Services, as of April 2017.