Edite Kroll will transfer her active children’s book clients to Victoria Wells Arms at Wells Arms Literary (working in association with Hannigan Salky Getzler), effective January 1. Kroll will continue to work with her children’s backlist and adult trade clients.
Gail Brussel has been promoted to assistant publicity director at the Penguin Press.
The just-launched “web-based” “cyber publisher” Blake Freeman Johnson has already changed its name — to Soho Friday Media.
Former longtime children’s book publishing executive Kaylee N. Davis, 63, died on Tuesday. Most recently she was licensing manager for North America and Latin America at Parragon Publishing, following a series of marketing roles at children’s publishers and a number of years at Barnes & Noble.
Sourcebooks is offering a rapid replenishment program to independent bookstores for the holiday season, starting November 5 and continuing through December 19, providing ship times of two days or less. All orders during that period will automatically receive the special handling, but any questions can be directed to Heidi Weiland at Sourcebooks or a store’s local rep. (This was supposed to be held for announcement Monday, until someone messed up and ran early yesterday. Just a reminder to be very clear when you send our embargoed news, and very careful where you send it.)