Josh Glickman will join Scribner as publicist, starting June 19. Previously, he was publicist at Oxford University Press.
At Berkely, Heather Connor has been promoted to publicity director and Diana Franco has been promoted to associate publicity director.
Chelsea Lindman left Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she worked for the past 8 years. She will continue to co-host the Northern California Writers’ Retreat, which she founded with editor Heather Lazare in 2016, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Wendy Friedman will join Quarto as vp, director of international sales this summer, reporting to chief operating officer Ken Fund. She has been at Parragon for the last 16 year, most recently as president/cco of Parragon Global.
Sanj Kharbanda will join Beacon Press, where he has served on the board of advisors, as director of sales and marketing on June 5. He was formerly vp, digital strategy at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
At Cave Henricks Communications, Jessica Krakoski has been promoted to vp, managing director of the agency.
Ingram’s Publishers Group West will distribute Canongate Books (again) in the US and Canada, starting June 1.
Carla Gray, 52, died unexpectedly. She worked at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for 20 years, most recently as executive director of marketing. Bruce Nichols, svp and publisher of HMH said, “The world has lost a great champion of the written word, a tireless advocate for authors, and a dear friend of booksellers across the country. HMH has lost a beloved colleague of 20 years. We will miss Carla every day.”
In the UK, Patrice Lawrence won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize for her debut novel, Orangeboy.
OverDrive corrected their announcement about their cost-per-circulation initiative to note that only Simon & Schuster digital audiobooks will be included, not ebooks (and S&S notes their participation mirrors what they are already doing with other audio library distributors).