At Grand Central, Alex Logan has been promoted to executive editor; Morgan Hedden to associate editor; Elizabeth Kulhanek to associate editor; Jordan Rubinstein to publicist; Danielle Egnozzi to marketing designer; Estelle Hallick to manager, marketing & publicity, Forever; and Monisha Lakhotia to assistant marketing manager, Forever.
Gabriella Mongelli has been promoted to assistant editor at Putnam.
Kristen Steele, director of marketing and publisher relations for Baker & Taylor Publisher Services/Bookmasters, will leave the company on March 6.
Dan Berkowitz has left his position as digital director at Writers House to open a consultancy, AuthorPop, working with authors on all things digital.
One Book, One New York announced its 2019 nominees:
A Place for Us, by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Nilda, by Nicholasa Mohr
Just Kids, by Patti Smith
Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson
Free Food for Millionaires, by Min Jin Lee
Here’s a bit of a riddle: Arifa Akbar has called attention to her support for including gender-fluid novelist Akwaeke Emezi‘s debut FRESHWATER on the Women’s Prize longlist, in a long essay in the Guardian, saying we should pay attention to the book, not the author and their gender — but also writing “we should feel thrilled by a Nigerian, gender-fluid writer, living in the US, on this longlist.”
Hachette Book Group will sell and distribute Sheldon Press in North America starting September 2. Sheldon Press is currently distributed by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
Former Barnes & Noble ceo Demos Parneros replied to the bookseller’s argument that he’s not entitled to the advancement of 50 percent of his total legal expenses that he has asked for. His answer, in essence: Yes I am. Read the letter.