Jürgen Welte joins Harper Germany as managing director. Ralf Markmeier, who has led the team in Germany since January 2018, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity. Welte was at Rowohlt.
At Macmillan Children’s, Molly Ellis has been promoted to executive director of publicity, and Mariel Dawson moves up to executive director of advertising and promotion.
At Princeton University Press, Julia Haav becomes global promotions director and James Schneider is now promotions manager.
In the UK, Sophie Schrey joins Laurence King in the new role of head of children’s. She was previously with Michael O’Mara Books.
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez is leaving his position as publisher of Writer’s Digest (and marketing director for F+W Media) this week ahead of the bankruptcy sale to Active Interest Media, which is due to be finalized shortly. He has launched Free Verse Media, a strategic marketing consultancy.
Little Brown UK will launch The Bridge Street Press, a new imprint for “ideas-led non-fiction.” Tim Whiting, executive publisher of Piatkus Constable Robinson, will also run the line as part of his division. The imprint will launch in March 2020 and publish up to five books a year, with its first title from ex-Bank of England chief Mervyn King and economist John Kay. Whiting said, “With Bridge Street, I have intentionally limited the number of slots available in order to raise the bar of entry to the highest possible level. It will also enable us to cut through all the noise, focusing attention on just a handful of new and unique ideas, expressed via excellent writing.”
The Barnes & Noble in Brandywine Hundred, DE has relocated a smaller prototype store on Concord Pike. The new location is about half the size of the older one, which was approximately 30,000 square feet.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release a “completely revised” 20th anniversary edition of Mark Bittman‘s How to Cook Everything on October 1. The new version includes,”full color photographs, new sections on alternative baking ingredients and sustainable seafood, and full-page graphics that show how to improvise dishes such as soups, stir-fries and noodle bowls.”