Michelle R. Ferguson joined Abrams on December 18 in the new role of senior vice president and chief operating officer. Most recently she was svp of workplace strategies for McGraw-Hill. Abrams president and ceo Michael Jacobs said, “Michelle is both a consummate professional and a personable, down-to-earth problem-solver with lots of energy and the desire to both teach and learn. The drive and the passion she’ll bring to Abrams will be a real asset to the company as we continue to evolve.”
Ampersand will distribute Canadian northwest coast regional publisher Hancock House Publishers.
Simon & Schuster will distribute Pike and Powder Publishing Group, a new publisher focused on military and social history, historical fiction, and science fiction for all ages.