At Touchstone, Kelsey Manning has been promoted to assistant director of marketing and Isabel DaSilva is now marketing coordinator.
Sarah Murphy Mannheimer joins lecture agency The Tuesday Agency as a senior agent, in charge of overseeing corporate accounts, recruiting authors, and managing events. She was previously at the Leigh Bureau.
At Hachette Book Group USA, Matt Hooban has been promoted to associate director of communications and Becky Llewellyn to communications associate.
IDW Publishing chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall told staff he was leaving the company.
Scott Gast joined the University of Chicago Press this week as editor for the life sciences. He was previously features editor at Orion magazine.
Digital publisher Shebooks has been acquired by She Writes Press owner SparkPoint Studio.
The Barnes & Noble Discover Awards were given to Patty Yumi Cottrell for her novel Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney’s) and to Jessica Bruder for her nonfiction book Nomadland (Norton).
Australia’s Stella Prize named their shortlist, and the UK’s Women’s Prize has started with a 16-title longlist.
Long self-distributed, Hay House will work with Penguin Random House Publisher Services beginning in August to sell and distribute their entire catalog in North America. Hay House ceo Reid Tracy said in the announcement, “We have been working with Penguin Random House in the UK, Australia, and India for many years, and we look forward to expanding that relationship to North America.” The company’s backlist comprises over 1,600 titles.
Rutgers University Press will distribute their print books through the University of Chicago Press and the Chicago Distribution Center as of July 1, 2018.