Annette Pollert-Morgan has been promoted to editorial director of Sourcebooks Fire.
Dave Horvath, senior marketing manager for Rowman & Littlefield, is retiring on March 30 after 41 years in publishing.
Chris Artis has joined Shreve Williams Public Relations as affiliated publicist. Previously he was head of editorial communications at Reuters.
Correcting yesterday’s item, the new vice president of sales and marketing at Rowman & Littlefield is Karen Allman.
Meredith Vieira will host PBS’s The Great American Read series, which launches May 22.
Macmillan Audio will start publishing the audiobooks of Nora Roberts and her pseudonym J. D. Robb in the winter of 2019. St. Martin’s has published the print and e-book editions of Roberts’ novels since she moved from Penguin Publishing Group in 2016. Mary Beth Roche, president and publisher of Macmillan Audio says, “With our close relationship with St. Martin’s, we bring an exciting synergy, aligning the brand messaging across hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audiobook editions. Nora Roberts is a publishing icon, and we look forward to building on her enormous fan base of listeners.”
The UK’s Folio Prize has announced its 2018 shortlist, with the winner to be announced on May 8:
Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout
Conversations With Friends, by Sally Rooney
Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry
Once Upon A Time In The East, by Xiaolu Guo (published in the US as Nine Continents)
Reservoir 13, by Jon McGregor
The Day That Went Missing, by Richard Beard
White Tears, by Hari Kunzru
Separately, Barnes & Noble announced their summer Discover Great New Writers list.