Boston Globe books editor Paul Makishima has left the newspaper.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have another production deal; under this one, their production company Higher Ground will “develop and produce podcasts” exclusive to Spotify. The Obamas “are expected to participate in at least some of the podcasts, which “could potentially mean hosting, narrating or interview roles.”
Entertainment Weekly, which has continued to provide substantive coverage of books and authors, will become a monthly publication as of August. New editor-in-chief JD Heyman insists in the press release, despite all reason, that “With the transition to a new monthly frequency, readers can expect more of what they love: more access, more memorable features, more in-depth conversation about Hollywood and its brightest talent.”
Owner of Southampton Books Daniel Hirsch has a deal to open a second store, Sag Harbor Books, on the town’s Main Street.