Shannon Jamieson Vazquez has joined Crooked Lane as senior acquisition editor. She continues to run SJV Editorial, and was previously an editor at Berkley.
At Random House Children’s, Nancee Adams has joined as copy editor. She was previously was a freelance copy editor and proofreader. Bess Schelper has joined as associate copy editor. She was previously a website managing editor and social media editor, and worked on the Penguin Random House corporate metadata cleanup project.
Miriam Miller has joined Holiday House Publishing in the newly created position of senior subsidiary rights manager, reporting to vp of rights, permissions and digital publishing Julia Gallagher. Previously she was subsidiary rights manager for Macmillan Children’s.
Adrienne Rosado has joined Stonesong as literary agent. Previously she was with Leibo Literary.
In the UK, a group of investors, including Classic Comics Store and SaltWay, have acquired publisher of retold classic literature Real Reads, forming a new company called Baker Street Press.
Seattle Mystery Bookshop will close on September 30, after efforts to find a new owner were unsuccessful. In a blog post, owner of the store since 1999 J.B. Dickey enumerates many sources of blame — Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ebooks, publishers, ungrateful authors, the recession, generational change among collectors and, yes, still more.
McNally Jackson‘s long-planned, long-delayed bookstore in Williamsburg is “opening soon” according to business cards that were being handed out at the Brooklyn Book Festival over the weekend. A sign in the McNally Jackson booth featured a drawing of the new store, and said of the opening date: “Please don’t ask us exactly when but certainly by November.”
Attorneys for Milo Yiannopoulos have picked away one more time at Simon & Schuster‘s arguments to dismiss the author’s lawsuit. S&S gets one more chance to reply, by September 26, and then oral arguments are scheduled for October 5.