Jesseca Salky has resigned as managing partner and agent at HSG Agency, which she co-founded, to start Salky Literary Management. Launching October 1, the company “will not only sell books into domestic, foreign, audio and dramatic markets in the role of a traditional literary agent but will also act as business manager in the manner of a Hollywood agent.”
A memorial to celebrate the life of Grove Atlantic art director Charles Rue Woods will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 4pm-6pm at the Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. It is open to the public. Please rsvp to Savannah Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though not announced by the New York Times, a few weeks ago some of the major printed lists were reduced in the weekly NYT Book Review. The combined print and ebook lists, and the print hardcover lists, now show 10 positions instead of 15. The paper says the changed was for “design reasons, specifically to improve the readability of those lists.” The full lists, still with 15 positions each, are shown online. The change began two weeks ago, with the September 15 issue.
Penguin Random House Audio released a free audio edition [publisher updated link] of The Whistle-Blower Complaint released Thursday by the House Intelligence Committee. Saskia Maarleveld narrates.
Hachette Livre has signed the Accessible Books Consortium Charter, committing to making its products “fully accessible to all readers, including persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled.” Hachette Livre chairman and ceo Arnaud Nourry said: “For the book industry, making books accessible to the widest readership, including readers who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled, not only makes economic sense, but is a moral imperative. If we, publishers, do not pioneer this duty on an industrial level, who will.”