Lauren Lauzon has been promoted to marketing associate at William Morrow.
At Coffee House Press, Nica Carrillo has been promoted to marketing and sales manager. Mandy Medley has been promoted to publicity director.
In Italy, Francesco Anzelmo has been promoted to publishing director of the Mondadori flagship imprint.
John Irving has won the 2018 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, honoring “writers whose works use the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding.” The award will be presented at Dayton Literary Peace Prize gala on October 28.
Joel Fotinos‘s new line will be called St. Martin’s Essentials.
Payments company Stripe is the latest tech outfit to decide book publishing is easy. They launch Stripe Press today with the publication of Elad Gil’s HIGH GROWTH HANDBOOK and the placement of a credulous piece in Axios. The book is sold only on Amazon, and the hardcover is out of stock. The company “says it’s been eyeing the publishing project for years, and currently has a small team in-house working with outside partners who handle logistics.” Other planned titles are Tyler Cowen’s Stubborn Attachments, Martin Gurri’s The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority, and a reissue of Mitchell Waldrop’s The Dream Machine. Stripe tells Axios the venture is “a tool to accomplish its main mission of helping entrepreneurs.”
Casemate Group will start distributing Italian publisher Gremese Editore, with Casemate IPM handling distribution in North America, and Casemate Art in the UK, Europe, and worldwide.