Tara Greico joins Random House Children’s Books as marketing coordinator, licensed & proprietary brands. She was previously marketing assistant at Simon & Schuster.
At Dutton, Emily Brock has been promoted to senior publicist.
Susan Hershberg and Wes Seeley have both joined Princeton Architectural Press as publicity managers. Previously, Hershberg was associate director of publicity at America’s Test Kitchen. Seeley was publicity and marketing manager at Hal Leonard.
JK Rowling was in a new Twitter brawl with Piers Morgan over the weekend after she noted “how much she had enjoyed watching Morgan being attacked by a forthright panel of commentators in an argument about the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency” on Bill Maher’s HBO show.
A spokesperson confirmed to the AP that former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama will stay with attorney Bob Barnett and his colleague Deneen Howell at Williams & Connolly for book representation. The Obamas will use the Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements.
The London Book Fair’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to publisher and co-founder of Brazil’s Companhia das Letras Luiz Schwarcz.
Consortium has added five new publishers as distribution clients: Cassava Republic Press, Hoxton Mini Press, Iron Circus Comics, and Transit Books, who signed on as of January 2017, and Animal Media Group, which joined in September 2016.