Chronicle Books vp of sales & marketing Tyrrell Mahoney is being promoted to president of the publisher as of January 1, as Jack Jensen takes the “more comprehensive role” of president of McEvoy Group, Chronicle’s owner. Jensen will oversee all of McEvoy’s companies — Chronicle Books, along with Galison/Mudpuppy, Princeton Architectural Press, and ISeeMe. Mahoney joined Chronicle in 1996 and will report to Jensen.
McEvoy Group ceo Nion McEvoy says in the announcement: “It has been an honor and a privilege to work with Jack personally for over thirty years. His contributions to Chronicle Books as well as to the business of publishing are numerous and profound. I am equally excited that Tyrrell Mahoney, who has been directly responsible for our considerable success in sales and marketing for many years, will bring her deep knowledge of the market and our company’s culture to her new role. I am pleased that Jack will continue to provide guidance to Tyrrell and to the executives at the other McEvoy Group companies.”
Jensen adds, “My forty-year career at Chronicle Books has provided me with an abundance of joy and professional fulfillment…. I look forward to my expanded role as President of McEvoy Group and to bringing growth and prosperity to all of the Group’s endeavors.”
In other personnel news, Peter Daughterty will retire as director of Princeton University Press, a position he has held since 2005, at the end of December 2017. University President Christopher Eisgruber said in the announcement: “Peter Dougherty has led the Princeton University Press with spectacular distinction for more than a decade. During his tenure, the Press has consistently published outstanding books that have defined scholarly debates and appealed to a broad range of readers. He has spoken out effectively on issues important to scholarly publishing, and he has built a superb editorial and operational team that will ensure the continued excellence of the Press in years to come.” PUP will conduct an international search to identify a successor to Dougherty. Jill Dolan, dean of the college at Princeton University and a trustee of the Press, will chair the search committee.
Andy LeCount will move to Harper Collins on December 29 as vp, director of sales for general books, where he will direct the overall sales effort for the adult hardcover and trade paperback imprints, as well as supervise the adult sales teams for Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Carla Parker, Kathryn Walker, Kristin Bowers and Brendan Keating will report to LeCount. He is currently executive director, chains for Hachette Book Group.
Adria Goetz has been promoted to associate literary manager at Martin Literary Management.
In awards, Max Porter won the UK’s Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer award for Grief Is the Thing With Feathers.
And the full slate of PEN America Literary Award longlists in nonfiction, translation, sports, and other categories, is available here.