Callie Garnett has been promoted to editor at Bloomsbury.
Jessica Gilo has joined The Monacelli Group as marketing and publicity director. She was formerly the assistant marketing director, culinary & lifestyle at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
George Hodgman, 60, author of memoir Bettyville, and former editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Holt and Simon & Schuster died on Saturday. He was found in his apartment in New York, and the cause of death is pending.
Chicago’s Pilsen Community Books, which opened in 2016, is for sale. Owners Aaron Lippelt and Mary Gibbons, who also run The Dial bookshop, wrote in an open letter, “We really love the work, but it’s time for us to admit that two stores are too much for us to handle.”
Penguin Random House has completed their purchase of the US book-publishing assets of F+W Books, for $3 million in cash plus additional percentage-based consideration. As previously reported, the list becomes part of the Penguin Publishing Group. For now, sales and fulfillment for the line will continue to be handled by Ingram’s Two Rivers. PPG president Allison Dobson said, “This acquisition presents an exciting publishing opportunity for us. The nonfiction categories encompassed by the F+W list will expand and complement PPG’s already very strong set of imprints and lists, and we are delighted to welcome the F+W authors into our Penguin family.”