Heide Kloth will join Harper Germany as executive editor as of July 1, reporting to Claudia Wuttke. Previously, she was senior editor for Ullstein.
The Audio Publishers Association presented their annual Audie Awards across multiple categories, with audiobook of the year honors going to the audio version of HAMILTON: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, narrated by Mariska Hargitay, with the authors, published by Hachette Audio.
A group of publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and National Geographic Kids are collaborating with YouTube Kids on a June initiative called #ReadAlong month. The program will feature an HMH-created playlist of fairytale videos that feature screen text and voiceover so that kids can listen to a narrator while reading along; HarperCollins’s new Kid Critic series, which features book reviews for kids; and more.