Lily Yengle has joined Bloomsbury Children’s as marketing manager. She was previously publicist at Penguin Children’s.
Maria Mann has joined Page Street Publishing as publicity and marketing associate.
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be the keynote speaker at the opening press conference of the Frankfurt Book Fair, on October 9.
At the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, director of cultural programs Louise Steinman is leaving the organization, as is associate director Maureen Moore. Steinman founded and the ALOUD reading series at the downtown Central Library for 25 years. Spokesperson Leah Price told the LAT, “We’re in the process of re-envisioning the ALOUD series and the rest of the public programming we produce. We love Louise but at this point in time she is not part of our new direction.”
Publishers who still print on groundwood paper will be relieved to know that the US’s International Trade Commission overturned the Trump administration’s tariffs on newsprint from Canada. The five-member panel unanimously “determined that a US industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada.”
From Friday August 31 through Monday, September 3, Simon & Schuster will provide free downloads through the company website of their forthcoming parody THE MUELLER REPORT: The Leaked Investigation into President Donald Trump and His Inner Circle of Con Men, Circus Clowns, and Children He Named After Himself.
We know you want to speculate about the “book retailer” that had “made an offer to purchase Barnes & Noble” — but what you really should be wondering about is what they found in conducting their “due diligence” that made them withdraw the offer.