Stephanie Hitchcock has been promoted to editor at Harper Business.
At Henry Holt, Jessica Wiener has been appointed director of marketing.
At Little, Brown, Katharine Myers has been promoted to associate director of publicity. In addition, Pamela Brown moves up to marketing director, Little, Brown and Mulholland Books, while Lauren Velasquez joins as marketing manager. Previously she was a marketing manager at the Crown Publishing Group.
At Triada US, Brent Taylor has been promoted to subsidiary (audio and foreign) rights manager in addition to his role as associate agent.
On Friday, the BISG presented their annual awards to Dominique Raccah at Sourcebooks (Industry Innovation Award), George Kerscher at the DAISY Consortium and Benetech (Industry Champion), and Tzviya Siegman at Wiley (Most Valuable Volunteer).
Arundhati Roy‘s second novel, THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS, will be published in June 2017 by Hamish Hamilton and PRH India. It will arrive 20 years after the publication of her Booker-winning debut novel The God of Small Things.
Penguin Random House launches its annual 2-day holiday transit program today, a month earlier than usual, and is extending it until March 3. All orders for PRH titles received in the company’s order system from independent booksellers by 3 p.m. on weekdays will ship no later than the following business day. PRH sales group president Jaci Updike said in the announcement: “What we originally envisioned five years ago as a two-month sales-support effort, thanks to enormous enthusiasm and demand from our accounts, has evolved into an opportunity for our customers to take advantage of not just two, but five months of ‘holiday’ consumer promotions.” She added: “Our goal with 2-Day Transit always has been to enable our booksellers to worry less about the status of their reorders and focus more on selling our titles, thanks to their timely arrival.”
The forthcoming Amazon Books store in Dedham, MA will have a small 850-square-foot cafe, as the local selectmen approved a license for that service — while requiring that the store manager appear in front of the board within 30 days after opening, since Amazon was represented by an architect at the meeting.