Joel Fotinos will join St. Martin’s as vice president and editorial director of a new mind/body/spirit line of books, starting November 6. He recently stepped down as vp and publisher of Tarcher Perigee after 21 years. St. Martin’s president and publisher Sally Richardson says, “We are delighted to have Joel Fotinos join us at SMP. We have long had an interest and success in publishing in the mind/body/spirit space and we look forward to strengthening and growing that success with his focus and expertise.”
Arianna Rebolini has been named books editor at Buzz Feed.
Jessica Easto has been promoted to managing editor for Agate Publishing’s trade book program, and will acquire for the Surrey Books and Midway Books imprints.
Chris Evans joins Pen & Sword Books as senior editor based in New York. Previously, he was with Skyhorse and Stackpole Books.
Michael Robert Murphy, 63, passed away on October 19. He had served as publisher of William Morrow, after working as a vp at Random House and Putnam. Later in his career, he was sales director at F+W and founded the literary agency Max and Co.
Though not yet confirmed, Page Six is confident that Chris Jackson at One World has acquired quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s book, for “just over $1 million” (as always, in the currency known as New York Post dollars), from Andy McNicol at William Morris Endeavor.
The ALA has announced the shortlists for their Carnegie Medals: