Continuing changes in the management team at Barnes & Noble include the departure of chief merchandising officer Tim Mantel — confirmed by his absence from the bookseller’s management team page. Mantel joined the company in early 2018, and had been part of the “leadership group” trio after Demos Parneros was fired. (In the ongoing legal battle between Parneros and the company, the judge recently reiterated that the parties to “be ready for trial on 48 hours’ notice on or after March 2, 2020,” estimating a 5 to 7-day trial.
Ruoxi Chen has been promoted to associate editor at Tor.com.
Junessa Viloria has joined Alcove Press, Crooked Lane Books’s new imprint focusing on book club fiction, as senior editor. Previously, she was an editor at Ballantine and Loveswept.
Theresa DeLucci has been promoted to senior associate director of marketing of Tor Books, Forge, and Nightfire. Renata Sweeney has been promoted to senior marketing manager, Tor.
Angela Engel has joined Tra Publishing as director of business development. She was most recently senior sales manager at Chronicle Books.
Jessica Sinsheimer has joined Context Literary Agency where she will represent YA, middle grade, upmarket genre fiction, and more. She was previously at the Sarah Jane Freymann Agency and is the co-creator of #MSWL.
Jon Cobb and Ellen Goff have each been promoted to junior agent at HSG Agency.
Colin Calloway has won the $50,000 George Washington Prize for his new book The Indian World of George Washington.
Poisoned Pen Press will publish a line of classic American crime novels in collaboration with the Library of Congress, starting with three titles in spring 2020. Edgar winner Leslie S. Klinger is series editor for The Library of Congress Crime Classics, selecting lesser known titles that represent a range of genres.