Sean Concannon has joined No Starch Press as sales director. Most recently he handled national accounts, special markets, and institutional library sales at Taylor & Francis.
Abigail Novak will join Touchstone as a publicist starting December 11. Previously she was assistant publicist at Harper Collins.
December features an unusual Pennie’s Pick at Costco: Liane Moriarty “is so good at what she does that I can’t just pick one of her titles; I am suggesting you read everything you can by her.” The chain is featuring The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot.
Quarto will start distributing Russian children’s publisher Clever Publishing in North America in 2018.
After selling Scottish mind/body/spirit publisher Findhorn Press to Inner Traditions, founder Thierry Bogliolo will launch a new company, Kaminn Media, which will continue publication of the Camino Guides, travel maps & books on the European pilgrimage routes.
Goodreads will launch a new U.S. giveaways program on January 9, replacing its old program. As part of the new initiative, authors self-publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing will be able to run giveaways for Kindle ebooks, a service previously only available traditionally published authors. Other services on offer include “featured placement on the highly-trafficked Giveaways page.”