John Radziewicz, vp and publisher of Da Capo Press, is retiring on November 30. He has led Da Capo since 1999. Susan Weinberg, svp & publisher of Perseus Books, said in an announcement, “John’s commitment and work ethic have been outstanding, and we will miss his erudite emails, his witty sotto voce remarks, and his enthusiasm for his authors, his colleagues, our books and the business of publishing.” She also stated that “a succession plan is forthcoming.”
Bria Sandford has been promoted to executive editor for Portfolio and editorial director of Sentinel. Leah Trouwborst has been promoted to editor of Portfolio/Sentinel.
Eric Duggan and Adria Martin have each been promoted to marketing manager at Amazon Publishing.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Katherine Devendorf has been promoted to director, managing editorial; Chelsea Morgan to senior production editor; Julie Doebler to production director for Aladdin and Pulse; Elizabeth Blake-Linn to associate production director for Atheneum Books, McElderry Books, Beach Lane Books and Saga Press; and Sara Berko to senior production manager for Aladdin and Simon Pulse.
Hampton Ryan will join the independent sales team at Arcadia Books as field sales representative. He previously worked at Waldenbooks, Borders and Brentano’s and Ingram Book Company in Nashville.
Rachel Gilmer is moving over to assistant content editor at Sourcebooks.
Stan Lee, 95, comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics, died on Monday.
John Carreyrou‘s Bad Blood won the £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize. At the same ceremony, Andrew Leon Hanna received the £15,000 Bracken Bower Prize for the best proposal for a business book by an author under 35, for his proposal for Twenty-Five Million Sparks on “how entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ideas emerge from refugee camps and communities.”