Susan Dobinick has been promoted to senior editor, nonfiction at Bloomsbury Children’s.
Jen Monroe has been promoted to editor at Berkley.
Emma Benshoff joins Random House Children’s as associate publicist. She previously worked for Random House Publishing Group as publicity assistant. Megan McLaughlin has been promoted to associate art director for Dr. Seuss and Beginner Books.
At HMH, Marina Padakis has been promoted to senior managing editor and Kristin Brodeur has been promoted to managing editor, digital formats.
Stephanie Guerdan and Carolina Ortiz have both been promoted to assistant editor at Harper Children’s.
Founding publisher of Tricycle Press Nicole Geiger is joining Full Circle Literary as a literary agent.
Hachette Australia managing director Justin Ractliffe has resigned and will leave the company on July 1.
Kathryn Notestine has joined Dexterity Books as associate editor.
Sue Ostfield has joined the American University in Cairo Press as marketing manager, North America, based in Minneapolis. She was most recently sales manager at Redleaf Press.
Transatlantic Agency senior literary agent Carolyn Forde is now representing UK publisher Legend Press in North America.
Warren Adler, 91, author of books adapted into films including The War of the Roses and Random Hearts were adapted into feature films, died Monday from complications from liver cancer. Adler was in the vanguard of authors to experiment with self-publishing ebook versions of his backlist, acquiring the rights and publishing ebooks directly through his own company.
Demi Moore‘s memoir, originally sold to Harper in 2010 (reportedly for over $2 million) has finally been announced for publication on September 24. Editor Jennifer Barth says in the announcement, “INSIDE OUT is first and foremost a woman’s story; that the woman in question happens to be one of the most celebrated actresses of our time only makes her journey of vulnerability, strength, and self-acceptance all that more resonant. I think readers are going to be surprised—and moved—by this book, which Harper is extremely proud to publish.”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met with publishers to discuss a potential book, represented by CAA, but reportedly no deal was consummated, The Daily Beast reports. They do say that Representative Dan Crenshaw from Texas, who wears an eye patch as the result of a combat-related injury, did sell a book project last year.
Following Richard Powers‘ Pulitzer Prize, Norton plans reprints of The Overstory. A spokesperson for Norton said, “We already had more than 100,000 in print of the hardcover and are reprinting that; we published the paperback on April 2, 2019 and are reprinting that. Within the next couple of weeks—by the end of April—we will have well over 100,000 copies in print in each format, hardcover and paperback. And that’s based only on what we know right now.”