Nicole Counts has been promoted to editor and publishing manager at One World.
Kayleigh George has joined the William Morrow Group as marketing director, reporting to Benjamin Steinberg. She was most recently with Penguin Random House. Marketing manager Joe Scalora will now report to George.
Madison Furr has been promoted to associate publicist at Macmillan Children’s.
Cameron Chase will join Pippin Properties on June 10 as manager of subsidiary rights. He was senior subsidiary rights associate at Hachette Book Group.
The American Booksellers Association’s board of directors appointed Tegan Tigani of Queen Anne Book Company, in Seattle, WA to fill the board seat vacated when Jamie Fiocco stepped up to serve as president, until the next election in spring 2020.
At Picador in the UK, Ravi Mirchandani has been promoted to editor-in-chief; Francesca Main moves up to associate publisher; and George Morley is now publishing director. They all continue to report to publisher Paul Baggaley.
Simon Beecroft, publishing director for licensing at DK, is leaving at the end of May. He has been with the company for 20 years. Rebecca Smart, DK managing director, publishing, said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon for his wonderful contribution as a leader and supportive colleague, as he has been to so many of us here at DK. I am sad that I have not worked with him for longer but very grateful to him for his support and tireless work in driving the Licensing publishing program.”
Author and illustrator of over 30 books including The Tiger Who Came To Tea Judith Kerr died at the age of 95.
Workman Publishing is the latest to revise terms for independent booksellers, in their case applying the changes to all indie accounts, both new and existing. Some of their twists include “changing how backlist is defined to make it easier for indie accounts to reach minimums on backlist stock-up offers” and “extra discount earned on face-out quantities on all frontlist titles.” Executive director of sales James Wehrle says in the announcement, “Baker & Taylor’s transition away from serving retail accounts creates an opportunity to examine our relationship with independent bookstores and redefine it in ways that are good for the health of all of us. Our response addresses the needs of smaller accounts that were previously sourcing exclusively through wholesalers, and existing indie partners as well.”