It’s official: the opportunity to buy a share of the sports and entertainment hodgepodge plus talent agency known as Endeavor Group Holdings is set for Friday, September 27. The company will launch its IPO then. As previously reported, they will trade on the New York Stock Exchange as EDR, looking to raise proceeds of about $600 million from the sale of about 19.35 million shares, expected to price between $30 and $32 a share.
Archives for September 2019
Jessalyn Foggy has joined Convergent Books as senior marketing manager, reporting to Andrea DeWerd. She was most recently at Harper Christian. Jennifer Singletary will join Penn State University Press as acquiring editor for the Eisenbrauns imprint. Melinda Ackell has joined Random House Children’s copyediting team as associate director. She was previously copy chief at Macmillan Children’s. If you enjoyed the adventures of Lilly and Petra at the Penguin Random House warehouse, check out the additional “behind the scenes” video of these two Animal Ambassadors on set. At Clarivate (which has to be one of the funnier corporate fake words) — fka […]
As first announced in March, Oprah’s book club returns and promises to be less occasional in her new relationship with Apple TV+. Her first pick under the new banner is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer — though because Apple’s new streaming service does not launch until November, the first video episode featuring Coates will not be available until then. But they promise a new episode every two months (or 6 picks a year). The last Oprah pick was almost a year ago, when she featured Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Most importantly, the new relationship represents at least a partial reduction in Oprah’s […]
Publishers replied to Audible’s arguments against a injunction blocking the release of their Captions transcription feature, swatting at the legal arguments as a distraction rather than an answer, and exposing the idea that there is any compelling educational benefit. “Audible’s brief is remarkable for what it admits and fails to rebut, as well as its many misstatements of copyright law.” Audible has already all but self-injuncted, telling independent publishers and authors it has “chosen to wait until the outcome of the [legal] proceeding to release it — “which is exactly what Publishers explained Audible could do to if it wanted […]
The National Book Foundation announced its ten title longlist, with finalists to be named on October 8. Nominated authors include previous NBA winner Colson Whitehead (2016) and Booker winner Marlon James (2015), and Pulitzer finalists Susan Choi (2003) and Laila Lailami (2015). Five debuts make the list, and eight of the ten nominated books are published by Penguin Random House. The full list: Fleishman Is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House) Trust Exercise, Susan Choi (Henry Holt) Sabrina & Corina, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine (One World) Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James (Riverhead Books) The Other Americans, by Laila Lalami (Pantheon […]
Jonathan Cox will join the Holt as senior editor on September 23. He is currently editor at Simon & Schuster. Jennie Conway has been promoted to associate editor at St. Martin’s Press/Wednesday Books. Stephanie Mendoza has joined Algonquin Books as publicity manager. She was most recently senior publicist at Atria. Jenna Vaccaro has joined Magination Press as business development manager after working in editorial for APA Journals at the American Psychological Association. Rachel Ross has joined as graphic designer. A memorial service will be held for Russell Perreault on October 15 at 6:30 PM in the Thalia theater at Symphony […]