Lauren Adams has been promoted to senior marketing manager of licensed and proprietary brands marketing for Random House Children’s.
Kate Hutchison joins BookShout as director of business development and publisher relations. Most recently she worked for the startups Litsy and Bookstr.
LitHub’s latest “interview with a gatekeeper” features Colin Dickerman. On why being an editor is the best job:
“Because I feel like it engages so many different ways of thinking. You’re reading something critically, you’re negotiating a contract, there’s a social aspect to it…you’re going out and meeting people. And there is the very intense relationship with an author, which is like part friend, part therapist, part cheerleader, and it’s a very special relationship I find totally fulfilling. And then you’re actually editing with pencil, and that’s another set of skills, and then you’re getting up in front of the sales force and trying to figure out how to pitch this book, and that’s another set of skills. I don’t know. I find it really gratifying, because it’s not like you’re in your office doing your thing and then passing it on. It engages so many ways of thinking and so many ways of being in the world. I don’t know of another job that cuts through all that same stuff.”
Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency is now representing translation and audio rights for Wharton Digital Press.
Fiction writer Kit Reed, 85, died on Sunday of a glioblastoma. The NYT writes that “Reed saw herself as a writer of speculative fiction who trafficked not in aliens or flying saucers but in quirky, fantastic and tough-minded leaps from the realities of contemporary culture.”