Victoria Verhowsky has joined DK as adult marketing manager. Previously she was marketing manager at Rutgers University Press.
Brett LoGiurato has joined Wharton Digital Press as senior editor. He was previously executive editor at Business Insider.
Casanovas & Lynch Literary Agency now handles rights for House of Anansi Press in Spain, Latin America, Portugal and Brazil, as well as Groundwood Books (excluding children’s picture books).
Bestselling author and xkcd creator Randall Munroe‘s next book HOW TO: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems was announced for publication on September 3 — by Riverhead, which acquired the title a few years ago, with Munroe moving over from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt., whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Also moving publishers is Chelsea Handler, whose new book LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME publishes April 9 — credited to the recently discontinued Spiegel & Grau imprint. It’s Handler’s fourth publisher. (She started at Bloomsbury, moved to Simon Spotlight, and then went to Grand Central, where she had a short-lived imprint.)
For the Record
To be clear, Dan Mallory‘s own statement and a statement from William Morrow (“We don’t comment on the personal lives of our employees or authors. Professionally, Dan was a highly valued editor, and the publication of The Woman in the Window—a #1 New York Times bestseller out of the gate, and the bestselling debut novel of 2018—speaks for itself”) both appeared in the New Yorker’s original piece — even though you may see them quoted or cited in other press accounts as new or separate items.
Morrow did also confirm to us that the paperback edition of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW will publish on March 5, and noted, “Our plans for the [next] hardcover have not changed.” Mallory, writing as AJ Finn, has a two-book deal with the house though ironically, the standard HarperCollins contract has long carried a morality clause.
Donald Trump distastefully demeaned the late John McCain to the NYT, which ran his quote without a fact check: “By the way, he [McCain] wrote a book and the book bombed.” NPD Bookscan says otherwise: THE RESTLESS WAVE, published in May 2018, has sold just over 150,000 copies in hardcover so far.
In addition to announcing content development deals with Netflix and Delta, Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP says it will develop new standalone podcasts, including “a Goop book club featuring author interviews and reviews.”