Dylan Julian has joined Workman as associate production editor. Previously, he was managing editorial assistant at Penguin Random House.
Samantha Wekstein will join Thompson Literary Agency as agent for children’s books, young adult, and adult commercial fiction on October 7. She is currently an agent at Writers House.
At Orion, Vicky Eribo will join Seven Dials as publishing director and Jamie Coleman will join Trapeze as publishing director, starting October 14. Eribo is currently editorial director for Harper Non-Fiction, while Coleman, is editorial director at PRH UK.
Tabitha Pelly will join Transworld in the new role of senior publicity manger at Doubleday UK starting in December. She is currently head of publicity at Pushkin Press.
The Silverman family will hold a memorial for Al Silverman at the Century Club on October 4 from 4-6 PM. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Novelist Anne Rivers Siddons , 83, died on Wednesday at home of lung cancer.
Political scientist and biographer Jean Edward Smith, 86, died on September 1 at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Chicago Review Press has acquired Amberjack Publishing, comprising 63 active titles and 12 forthcoming books. Amberjack will continue as an imprint of Chicago Review Press headed by group publisher Cynthia Sherry. Cherrita Lee will stay on as an editor and Jana Good will continue to lead marketing and publicity efforts.
The Amazon Books store in LA’s Westfield Century City mall has reopened. The store had been closed since March, when a man “took some books off the shelves at the store and lit them on fire,” and then allegedly pull a gun on an employee who tried to stop him. When a store employee tried to stop him, he allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the employee.
The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company announced the shortlist for the 2019 Business Book of the Year:
Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez (Abrams Press, Chatto & Windus)
Range, by David Epstein (Riverhead, Pan Macmillan)
Kochland, by Christopher Leonard (Simon & Schuster)
The Third Pillar, by Raghuram Rajan (Penguin Press, William Collins)
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Shoshana Zuboff (Public Affairs, Profile Books)
The Man Who Solved the Market, by Gregory Zuckerman (Portfolio, Penguin Business)