PW honors Sourcebooks’ dynamic founder and ceo Dominique Raccah as their person of the year, “In recognition of her determination, creativity, and energy in making Sourcebooks one of the country’s leading independent publishers.” After almost 30 years in business, the publisher recently passed lifetime sales of 100 million units.
Scholastic announced a wave of new hires and promotions: Angie Chen has joined the company as production editor for picture books and Cartwheel (coming from the Aperture Foundation); Rachel Gluckstern is production editor for hardcover (she was at DC Comics); Melissa Schirmer is assistant production editor (she was most recently at Books of Wonder); and Teresa Harris is licensing & brand manager, licensed publishing (previously at the Joester Loria Group).
Jody Corbett has been promoted to senior editor, while Erin Black and Paige Hazzan have both moved up to editor, and Weslie Turner is now assistant editor, Arthur A. Levine Books. Sophia Pestun is now associate business manager and David Villeroel moves up to senior financial analyst. Alexandra Wladich has been named associate director, corporate communications, overseeing Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and the Kids & Family Reading Report. Elizabeth Krych has been promoted to senior production manager; Stephanie Peitz becomes manager, cross channel marketing.
In the UK, Hodder & Stoughton nonfiction publishing director Rowena Webb is taking a “step back from management to focus on acquiring and publishing the books she loves,” leading to broader editorial realignment. Drummond Moir will become publisher for Hodder Non-Fiction, and Liz Gough will be publisher for Hodder Lifestyle and Yellow Kite, with both reporting to managing director Carolyn Mays. Ruth Tross will become publisher for Hodder Crime & Thriller, and Kate Howard becomes publisher for Hodder General Fiction, also both reporting to Mays.
Page Six reports that ICM staff presented Esther Newberg with a holiday gift at Michael’s that collected some of her classic emails in a book, “complete with a blurb” from Andy Ward at Random House.