Peter Joseph will join Harlequin on November 14 as editorial director, overseeing the launch and build of a new, yet-to-be-named imprint. (In March 2017 they named it Hanover Square Press, set to launch in 2018.) He spent the past twelve years at Thomas Dunne Books, most recently as executive editor.
Gaby Salpeter has joined Macmillan Children’s as marketing coordinator. previously, she was web manager and events coordinator at Books of Wonder.
With employee buyouts and layoffs hitting the Wall Street Journal staff, books reporter Jennifer Maloney posted on Twitter, “After five amazing years at WSJ, I’m looking for something new.”
English PEN is restructuring and has laid off five of their 12 employees, the Bookseller reports, with plans to hire “at least” one new person. Director Jo Glanville tells the magazine: “The restructure will not affect the work we do in anyway but we are looking to bring in new skills in a view to creating a new business model. We’re hoping the restructure will put us in the best position in the wake of Brexit.”
In announcements, BookCon has lined up YA authors Cassandra Clare, Danielle Paige, Shannon Hale, Marissa Meyer, Morgan Matson and Jenny Han for next June’s show in NYC, plus Dan Brown.