Amara Hoshijo has been promoted to editor and rights manager at Soho Press.
Ashley Yepsen has been promoted to publicist at The Experiment.
Profiled: Editing By Ear
Judith Gurewich, publisher of Other Press, was profiled in the NYT, with emphasis on her “uniquely aural editing process.” She has authors come to her home in Cambridge, MA and read aloud their manuscripts. “It’s not because I’m smart” that she find this process works, Gurewich says. “It’s because I’m incredibly primitive.” As she listens, “I forget who I am. I’m gone in the text.” Author Isaac Bailey said of the sessions, “At least initially, it seemed a bit off-putting. She has this laserlike intensity. All of the niceties just go by the wayside. Once you get used to that, it’s much easier to be very frank with her as well. And it sharpens your thinking all around.”
The Barnes & Noble store in Crystal Lake, IL will close at the end of July. In January, city officials said the store hoped to relocate to a smaller location, but no plans have been announced.