The New York Review of Books named two new co-editors, Emily Greenhouse, 32, and Gabriel Winslow-Yost, 33, to succeed Ian Buruma, who left last September. Greenhouse was most recently the managing editor of The New Yorker, but was an assistant at NYRB in 2011 and 2012. Winslow-Yost has worked at NYRB since 2009, most recently as a senior editor. Longtime contributor Daniel Mendelsohn will take on the new role of editor at large. The review has a tradition of co-editors, started by founders Bob Silvers and Barbara Epstein, and publisher Rea Hederman said he was looking for two people. “It could have ended up with two women, it could have been two men,” he said. “We ended up with the best candidates.”
Kelly L. Denson has joined AAP as senior director, education policy and programs, leading policy and program initiatives for both the higher education and prek-12 learning sectors, “while also contributing to priorities across the organization.” She was most recently director of education policy and government affairs at Discovery Communications.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Alissa Nigro has been promoted to marketing manager for Aladdin and Simon Pulse. Amelia Jenkins has joined as production coordinator. She was most recently production assistant at Amacom Books.
Lauren Paley has joined DK as Associate Marketing Manager, DK Travel.
Shaila Muñoz has joined Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial in Miami as US sales manager for its Spanish religious publishing program. She was most recently with Harper Christian, where she oversaw the sales and customer relations for the Spanish language distributors in the US, as well as ministries and author sales.
Pete Selby is now WH Smith’s head of books, the Bookseller reports. He was formerly retail publishing director at Roald Dahl Story Company. The role was created after fiction buyer Sue Scholes and trading controller for adult books Sandra Bradley both decided to retire. “Pete has a wealth of experience in the book trade and is a strong retailer, putting the customer at the heart of his decision making,” said books director Alastair Aldous.
Founder and chairman of Icon Books in the UK Peter Pugh, 76, “died peacefully on Sunday.” His son Alex Pugh takes over as chair.
THE ANDROMEDA EVOLUTION by the late Michael Crichton, the sequel to THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, written in collaboration with Daniel H. Wilson, will be published by HarperCollins on November 12 in the US, UK and Australia. Sherri Crichton says in the announcement, “It’s exciting to be shining a spotlight on the world that Michael so brilliantly created and to collaborate with Daniel Wilson. This novel is for Crichton fans; it’s a celebration of Michael’s universe and a way to introduce him to new generations, and to those discovering his worlds for the first time.” Tracy Fisher and Michelle Feehan at William Morris Endeavor are handling translation rights to the book (and the agency represents film/tv rights as well).
Hachette UK’s Octopus is launching Endeavor, a narrative nonfiction imprint that will publish popular science, culture, business and science books. Publishing director Claudia Connal, formerly editorial director at Simon & Schuster UK and Little Brown UK, will lead the imprint. First titles will include Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph’s That Will Never Work.
LA’s Samuel French Bookshop on Sunset Boulevard is closing at the end of February. It has been in operation since 1947, with another location in Studio City that closed in 2012. Bookstore president Nathan Collins said, “Although the community loves the store and its exceptional staff, most people are choosing to buy their books from e-retailers these days. It is an unfortunate situation, in which many other bookshops find themselves. However, the good news is that Samuel French continues to serve the world online with an unparalleled range of shows to license and scripts to purchase.”
Ingram Content Group will open a new UK distribution center in Milton Keynes, near their current Lightning Source facility, to “better integrate its book distribution services with print-on-demand services,” consolidating their NBNi and Ingram Publisher Services International distribution work into a single facility. They will relocate distribution operations from their center in Plymouth to the new facility, beginning in the second half of 2019. NBNi’s client services, publisher services, IT and finance staff will remain in Plymouth.