Following the closing of the imprint’s Nashville office earlier this year, Howard Books senior editor Phyllis Boultinghouse will retire on September 29. She has been with the company since 1985. Beth Adams has been promoted to executive editor. Former editor-in-chief Becky Nesbitt will return to Howard Books as editor-at-large, based in Nashville and reporting to Adams.
Jocelyn Bailey has joined Harper Christian as an acquisitions editor, acquiring fiction for the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan imprints.
Lindsey Hall will join Tor as senior editor. Previously, she was editor for Orbit.
At HMH, Hannah Harlow has been promoted to executive director of marketing. Michael Dudding has joined as senior marketing manager. He was previously digital publishing and marketing manager at Grove/Atlantic.
Caitlin Sweeny will join Simon & Schuster Children’s as associate marketing director on October 10. She was most recently senior marketing manager for Macmillan Children’s.
A memorial service for longtime Knopf editor Judith Jones will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 4:00 pm at Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E 88th Street. She died on August 2 at the age of 93.
Sourcebooks is working with The Gotham Group as its exclusive representative for film and TV rights. They will also work directly with Gotham to “develop, publish, and produce original content across multimedia platforms.” Little, Brown Children’s also works with Gotham to “conceive, develop, publish, and produce content across a wide array of traditional and evolving entertainment media.” (And in 2008, Simon & Schuster Children’s had tried something similar as well.)
Garth Brooks will tell the story of his career in five books, announcing that the first volume —The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years, will release on November 15. It’s a 240-page illustrated hardcover, listing for $39.98, that seems to be self-published or produced with his record company, since there are no online listings for pre-orders to accompany the announcement. (As of last year he releases his music through his own company, Pearl Records.) The book comes with 5 CDs, “including 19 new, unreleased or demo versions.” comprising “outtakes, first takes, demos and masters.”
Another day, another shortlist: The UK’s Goldsmiths Prize for fiction announced their six finalists.