Rebecca Gyllenhaal has been promoted to assistant editor at Quirk Books.
Heather Morris has been promoted to associate art director, adult nonfiction at Sourcebooks.
Allan MacDougall, 71, co-founder and former ceo of Raincoast Books, Canada’s largest domestically-owned distributor, died following a long battle with dementia. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Leonora Monnerat has been promoted to managing director for HarperCollins Brasil, overseeing all operations within the company.
Brazilian romance author Cristiane Serruya has pulled her book Royal Love from bookselling sites after being accused of plagiarism, first by The Duchess War author Courtney Milan, and then by numerous readers on Twitter who found Serruya had plagiarized other sources as well. Serruya blamed the stolen work on a ghostwriter she hired from the site Fiverr.com, and has taken down all the work she produced with that writer.