At Open Road, Mary McAveney is being promoted to chief marketing officer and Daniel Shemesh has been promoted to chief financial officer.
Katie O’Callaghan and Stephanie Cooper have both been promoted to director of marketing, working on titles across all of the Harper imprints (Harper hardcover, Harper Design, Amistad, and Broadside Books).
At WaterBrook and Multnomah, Julia Wallace has been promoted to executive managing editor; Karen Sherry has been promoted to associate director of interiors; and Helen Macdonald has joined as production editor.
Monica Odom has returned to Liza Dawson Associates as agent, bringing her clients with her from Bradford Literary Agency.
Author most notably of the 1955 book The Ginger Man, J.P. Donleavy died on Monday at age 91 of a stroke.
The ABA opened registration for Winter Institute 13, convening in Memphis from January 22 – 25. Keynote speakers include Sarah Jessica Parker in conversation with Pamela Paul, Daniel Pink, and Junot Díaz.
New York City bookseller Books of Wonder will open its second location on September 15, a 2,600 square foot space on W. 84th Street.
Los Angeles Magazine looks at the small blue book van-based enterprise Twenty Stories that Emory Harkins and Alexa Trembly are raising money for on Kickstarter, expected to launch later this year, with plans to follow with a beachside bookclub, a writing workshop, and a series of readings featuring local authors.