Avideh Bashirrad has been promoted to vp, deputy publisher, fiction at Random House, reporting to Susan Kamil.
Kelsey Horton has joined Delacorte Press as associate editor. Previously, she was an associate editor at Katherine Tegen Books.
At Doubleday, Michael Goldsmith has been promoted to assistant director of publicity and Mark Lee moves up to associate publicist.
Matthew Martin has been promoted to the new position of svp, deputy general counsel at Penguin Random House.
Target‘s February Club Pick is All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda.
Mystery Writers of America announced the slate of Edgar Award nominees, with the winners to be named at a ceremony on April 27. Best Novel nominees are The Ex by Alafair Burke; Where it Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman; Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye; What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin; and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
With Al Gore‘s new film An Inconvenient Sequel opening the Sundance Film Festival tonight, Rodale announced that they will publish the companion book later this year. Timed to the broad release of the movie from Paramount, spring publication is likely but the date will not be set until the film’s rollout is finalized. The book “will recount and contextualize the critical issues and moments in the climate change movement since the release of An Inconvenient Truth more than 10 years ago, while highlighting the real solutions we have at hand.”
Holt will publish a new book from Bill O’Reilly — co-authored by humorist Bruce Feirstein — on March 28: OLD SCHOOL: Life In The Sane Lane. The book looks at the culture wars over values, comparing TV personality O’Reilly’s “old school” approach to Feirstein’s Snowflake, Hollywood values. (Update: The publisher says that together O’Reilly and Feirstein are on the same side as they “compare ‘old school’ to Snowflake values.”)