Georgia Bodnar has been promoted to editor at Viking. Amy Sun has been promoted to associate editor at Viking. Jeramie Orton has been promoted to associate editor at Pamela Dorman Books.
John Glynn has been promoted to senior editor at Hanover Square Press.
At Random House Children’s, in the marketing department, Elizabeth Ward has been promoted to director, digital strategy; Alison Folino to executive managing producer; Kristin Schulz to senior marketing manager; Jules Kelly to marketing manager; and Michael Caiati to senior marketing designer. In the art department, Xiomara Nieves and Melanie Bermudez both become senior designer.
At Harper Children’s, Ann Dye has been promoted to senior director, marketing, overseeing cross-functional marketing areas; Audrey Diestelkamp is now associate director, marketing, leading the teen marketing team; and Meaghan Finnerty is heading up the early readers and middle grade marketing teams.
At Simon & Schuster, Stephanie Calman is being promoted to associate national account manager, selling adult, audio and distribution client titles to Readerlink as well as managing sales to regional distributors.
Kathy Wiess has joined Europa Editions in the the newly created position of director of sales, marketing, and business development. She was most recently senior sales director at Springer Publishing Company.
In the UK, Tricycle Talent has acquired a minority stake in Rachel Mills Literary. Additionally, Alexandra Cliff will join Mills as international business director in July, leaving PFD.
Former head of Random House Robert L. Bernstein, 96, who lead the company from 1966 to 1990, died in Manhattan on Monday. Bernstein was also founder of Human Rights Watch.
Pulitzer Prize winner for THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT Edmund Morris, 78, died on Friday following a stroke. Morris was also known for his unconventional book about Ronald Reagan, “in which the author inserted himself as a fictional narrator, a device that baffled and angered some historians.”
Another Pulitzer winner, author and historian Tony Horwitz, 60, died suddenly in Washington, DC on Monday while on book tour for Spying on the South, confirmed by his wife Geraldine Brooks. He was due to appear at Politics & Prose on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia’s Penn Book Center in University City, scheduled to close at the end of May after 57 years of operation, will stay open at least through the summer, buoyed by renewed support from the community. Co-owner Michael Row said, “We’ve figured out, by working with Penn and other parties, how to cover our holes for the summer. We’ve got a lot of options to look at. It’s not really a guarantee that we can survive, but more time to think it through.”