Lori Burke will move over to Clarkson Potter as executive director, licensing & strategic publishing partnerships, reporting to Doris Cooper. She was executive director, license acquisitions and media at Penguin Children’s.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Liz Anderson has been promoted to senior marketing manager, Lisa McAuliffe moves up to marketing associate, and Alia Almeida is now marketing manager at HMH Children’s.
Diana Ventimiglia has joined Sounds True as acquisitions editor. Previously she was editor at North Star Way.
MJ Johnston has been promoted to assistant editor of Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark.
Matt Carlini has joined Javelin as a literary agent/foreign rights director. Most recently he was an assistant editor at Little, Brown.
Tayler Lord has joined Princeton University Press as publicist. She was previously a publicist at the University of Nebraska Press.
Wanda Brown, director of library services at the C. G. O’Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association.
The Authors Guild has named Tom Gauld as their first Cartoon Laureate.
University of North Carolina Press announced the establishment of the Wyndham Robertson Editorial Directorship, a $3 million endowed fund that will directly support the editorial program of the press.
Lest you be concerned that Macmillan will be caught short on inventory for James Comey‘s A HIGHER LOYALTY the way they were when FIRE AND FURY first landed, Macmillan president Don Weisberg tells the WSJ: “We’re printing 575,000 copies. It’s an aggressive stance, but we think it matches demand.” Weisberg noted, “Every time something hits the news, preorders go up, be it print, e-books or digital audio.”
Finally, note that Prince‘s book will be staying with Spiegel & Grau (rather than moving with editor Chris Jackson over to One World).
Alexis Wright won Australia’s Stella Prize for her biography of Leigh Bruce Tilmouth, TRACKER.
With no buyer coming forward, The Bookworm Bookstore in Carbondale, IL will close on May 5. Calling itself the “region’s largest independent, locally owned new and used bookstore,” the store is selling off more than 100,000 titles ahead of the closing. Co-owner Carl Rexroad says, “It (closing) wasn’t a decision we made because of financial things. We just wanted to be able to do some other things while we are young enough and healthy enough.”