Roger Scholl, vp executive editor at Crown/Currency, will leave the company at the end of the year after 40 years in the industry. He will relocate to Newport, RI where he will continue working as a consultant, writer and freelance editor. As of January 2, he can be reached at email@example.com.
Matthew Daddona has been promoted to senior editor at Dey Street Books.
Hachette UK announced a new trade publishing structure. As a result, Lucy Hale‘s role as deputy ceo of Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, Quercus and John Murray Press is being eliminated and she “has decided to leave.” The managing directors of the adult trade publishing divisions all join the Hachette UK board. Jon Butler of Quercus, Nick Davies of John Murray Press, and Mari Evans of Headline all now report directly to ceo David Shelley.
And the company announced “a new growth plan” for Hodder & Stoughton, where they intend to create a new business to “cater for the huge appetite for stories in the widest variety of formats – from pure digital eBooks to audiobooks, podcasts and new forms of storytelling.” H&S ceo Jamie Hodder-Williams “will recruit a new team with digital and audio experience from inside and outside the book industry” for the new venture.
The company is also creating a unified trade publishing operations unit, with current coo of Orion and Little Brown UK Ben Groves-Raines becoming publishing operations director, reporting to Richard Kitson.
Doug Wallace has been promoted to executive director for international offices at Andrew Nurnberg Associates. He developed their offices in Central and Eastern Europe, and now adds oversight for the Taipei and Beijing offices.
Penguin Random House Publisher Services will sell and distribute MIT Press worldwide, starting July 2020. MIT has been distribute by TriLiteral, the logistics provider specializing in university press and academic distribution that they cofounded in 2001, which was sold to LSC Communications last year.
One last call: If you haven’t submitted your title nominations for the forthcoming Buzz Books 2020: Spring/Summer and Buzz Books 2020: Young Adult Spring/Summer samplers, you need to do so by this Tuesday, October 15. For more information, please contact Robin Dellabough, firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll have a separate call/reminder for flagging your notable titles for our big seasonal previews, so stay tuned.