Cindy Uh has joined CAA as agent. Previously, she worked at Thompson Literary Agency.
CEO of BookPeople in Austin, TX Elizabeth Jordan will step down from that position, to serve as general manager of author Jenny Lawson’s forthcoming store in San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop.
Associate publisher, Penguin Children’s Jocelyn Schmidt has been promoted to executive vice president.
Follett has a formal press release on the expanded responsibilities for evp and overall global general manager Amandeep (Aman) Kochar, who they said in June would take over the Baker & Taylor public library business when David Cully retired at the end of August. Kochar’s expanded responsibilities also include leading joint international sales and global technology operations for Follett School Solutions, their PreK-12 business. His B&T reponsibilities include the Baker & Taylor Publisher Services business, as well as the international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico and Australia.
At Random House Children’s, Lili Feinberg has joined as publicist. She was previously associate publicist at Simon & Schuster Children’s. Jennifer Moreno has been promoted to senior production manager. Maggie Gibson has been promoted to production supervisor.
Oxford University Press in the UK has restructured children’s trade publishing into two groups, Reading at Home (reading for pleasure) and Learning at Home (vocabulary acquisition and development). Current head of children’s publishing Liz Cross will leave September 27 as a result, and editors Helen Mortimer, Kathy Webb and Rachel Howells have already left as part of the move. Lou John takes the position of head of Reading at Home, and Michelle Williams will be head of Learning at Home.
Transworld marketing director Janine Giovanni will leave in October to pursue a new coaching venture. Vicky Palmer has been promoted to marketing director, and Tom Chicken to sales and marketing director.
A memorial to celebrate the late Irene Skolnick will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00 PM, at The Friends Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Place, just off Stuyvesant Square at 15th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. All are welcome.
Forthcoming (In Italian, At Least)
Edizioni E/O will publish a new novel by Elena Ferrante in Italy on November 7. Europa Editions shared an English version of the opening paragraph — but the book does not have a title, or an announced English publication date yet. Ann Goldstein will translate again.