Melissa Flashman has joined Janklow & Nesbit as an agent. She was at Trident Media Group for the past 10 years.
Lindsey Rose has been promoted to senior editor at Grand Central.
Tiffany Liao has been promoted to editor at Razorbill.
In promotions at Macmillan Children’s, Liz Szabla has been promoted to associate publisher at Feiwel and Friends. At Holt Children’s, Rachel Murray has been promoted to assistant editor, as has Jessica Anderson at Christy Ottaviano Books imprint, Claire Dorsett at Roaring Brook Press also moves up to assistant editor, and Christine Barcellona was promoted to editor at Square Fish Paperbacks.
In new hires at Scholastic’s trade division, Lauren Donovan joins the unit as director of publicity on January 23 (she was previously assistant director at Penguin Children’s); and Isa Caban is associate marketing manager (she was at Simon & Schuster Children’s). Julia Sabbagh has joined as creative director, and Genus Tsui is associate director of product planning (both were at Studio Fun).
Kelly Van Sant has joined D4EO Literary Agency as an agent, representing middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction across all genres. Most recently she was head of the contract department at Quarto.
Heidi Hess Saxton has rejoined Ave Maria Press as an acquisitions editor, acquiring and editing approximately six books a year.
Franco Alvarado is leaving F+W Media, where he was senior technical production specialist for three years, to launch Franco Alvarado Consulting, providing ebook development and QA, print book design, and editorial services. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delacorte Press announced that they will publish We Were Liars author E. Lockhart‘s next YA novel GENUINE FRAUD on September 5. Hot Key Books will publish in the UK and Allen & Unwin will publish in Australia and New Zealand. It’s the story of Imogen, a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat; Jule, a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete — and it’s about a girl who refuses to give people what they want from her, and a girl who refuses to be the person she once was, asking, Who is genuine? And who is a fraud?
Iris Bohnet‘s What Works: Gender Equality by Design (Belknap Press) was given 800-CEO-READ’s Business Book of the Year Award, called “perhaps the most comprehensive roadmap ever written to making equality in the workplace a reality.”
The bookseller also named Hollis Heimbouch as the recipient of their Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry. General manager Sally Haldorson said, “Hollis is a bellwether of the ever-evolving genre of business books.”