Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Mike Evans for the new position of chief revenue officer, starting September 16. Most recently chief financial officer at McGraw Hill Education, Evans will “provide holistic leadership across the essential functions of sales, marketing, customer success, technical support and enterprise project management.” Additionally, chief engineering officer Peter George becomes chief technology officer, and chief marketing officer Amy Dunkin was made evp and general manager of Professional Services.
Lindsey Kennedy has joined Harmony Rodale as assistant director of publicity. She was previously with Sounds True.
Stefani Sloma has been promoted to assistant marketing manager, Casablanca.
Jo Godfrey will join Yale University Press on August 27. She is currently editorial director of I.B. Tauris.
The US Trade Representative confirmed that for now, bibles have been removed entirely from the list of goods manufactured in China slated for tariffs later this year: “Bibles and other religious literature are among the items removed from the tariff list and will not face additional tariffs of 10 percent.”
Independent Publishers Group announced distribution for seven new publishers: IPG Trade will handle the Royal British Columbia Museum starting September, as will Midpoint Trade for Oceanview Publishing, Tarquin Group, Guernica Editions, and Buffalo Heritage Press. The Academic and Professional distribution group took on Pavilion Publishing and Media in July; and IPG Art added DesignerBooks in June.
So it’s not a “secret” room any more, as the NYT features a little “green room” for speakers and guests hidden behind a moving bookcase (naturally) in Macmillan‘s new downtown offices.