Workman has promoted Daniel Nayeri to the new position of publisher for Workman Children’s Group; with Nathalie Le Du moving up to executive editor; and Justin Krasner promoted to editor in the group. They also plan to expand with the addition of four new editorial and production positions. Workman publisher Suzie Bolotin will continue to oversee both the adult and children’s departments.
Thames & Hudson has appointed Christopher Sweet as their first editor-at-large, focusing on editorial acquisitions. Elizabeth Keene has been promoted to associate editorial director and Sarah Thegeby moves up to publicity associate.
At Trident Media Group, Nicola DeRobertis-Theye will now be responsible for licensing frontlist titles in the UK and the major overseas translation markets. Martin Rouse now handles all co-agent markets in Eastern Europe and Asia, excluding Japan and China, as well as backlist titles in all markets.
Dolores Reilly, senior production director for Penguin Books, is retiring on July 14 after 36 years.
Yoshio Taketomi, 75, chairman of Japan Uni Agency, 75, died of a brain hemorrhage on May 12.
The Audio Publishers Association released results from their two annual surveys, covering data and trends for 2016. Note that these are surveys, and therefore directional rather than absolute. Their consumer tracks listening habits from approximately 1,800 people, while their industry estimates come from a survey of Audio Publishers Association members who publish audiobooks.