Molly O’Neill has joined Root Literary as agent, still based in New York. She was most recently an agent at Waxman Leavell Agency.
Margo Beth Fleming has joined Brockman, Inc. as a literary agent. She was senior editor at Stanford University Press, where she worked for the last 11 years.
Sari Kamin has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as senior publicity manager (she was a freelance food journalist), and Breanne Sommer has joined as publicity manager (she was at Handcrafted PR, Artisan and Regan Arts). Both will handle handle culinary and lifestyle books.
At NetGalley, Lindsey Lochner has been promoted to vp, marketing engagement; Tarah Theoret moves up to director, community engagement; and Kristina Radke is now vp, business growth & engagement. Current CTO of NetGalley Shane Archer is now CTO of Firebrand Technologies as well, with Israel Carberry moving up to engineering manager at NetGalley.
Jordan Kost has joined Sourcebooks as creative director for children’s. Previously she was creative director for Albert Whitman.
Margo Beth Fleming has joined Brockman as literary agent. She was previously senior editor at Stanford University Press.
At Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting, Zoe Plant has been promoted to senior scout; Harriet Egleton has been promoted to scout; and Charlotte Trumble has joined as scouting executive.
Argo in the Czech Republic has appointed Maria Campbell Associates as their US scout.
JABberwocky Literary Agency is now representing translation and audio rights for Vault Comics.
Author and journalist Digby Diehl, 76, died last Tuesday. He had Alzheimer’s disease. Diehl collaborated on autobiographies with celebrities including Esther Williams, Natalie Cole, and Patti LuPone, as well as Dan Rather and others. He was the founding editor of the Los Angeles Times’s Sunday Book Review, and for a year-and-half in the late 70s was editor in chief Harry N. Abrams.
Penguin Random House has resumed their holiday 2-Day Transit shipping program this week, running for the next five months. The program promises next business day shipping, for two-day arrival, for all orders placed by independent booksellers by 3 PM on any weekday.
The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on Thursday, October 5 — at 1:00 PM in Sweden (7:00 AM in New York).