Andi Richman has joined Baker & Taylor Publisher Services as director of national accounts. She previously held national account positions at Guilford Press, Hay House, Harlequin and Dorling Kindersley. Matt Warner has joined as director of marketing. He most recently held senior positions at Barnes & Noble.com and Nook.
Retired Navy Commander Guy Snodgrass is the latest former government official to find his forthcoming book delayed because of an extended review process — and the latest to sue over that delay. The former communications director and speechwriter for James Mattis when he was Secretary of Defense argues the DOD has “unreasonably delayed” signing off on his manuscript in order “to benefit—and with the acquiescence, if not complicity of—former Secretary of Defense James Mattis.” He claims they want to keep his book HOLDING THE LINE: Inside Trump’s Pentagon With Secretary Mattis — originally scheduled for publication by Sentinel on October 29 — from competing with Mattis’s book, which publishes next Tuesday.
That reminded us to check in on the broader suit brought in April by five former employees of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Defense, contesting the government’s prepublication approval requirements. There, the court is moving towards a hearing on the government’s motion to dismiss.