Leslie Cohen has been promoted to senior production manager, production services, at Chronicle Books.
Elizabeth Breeden has been promoted to senior marketing manager at Simon & Schuster.
At Simon & Schuster, Henna Cho has been promoted to sales associate on the digital & online sales team.
Kyla Pigoni has been promoted to senior marketing manager at Amazon Publishing.
Trevor Ketner has joined Ladderbird Literary Agency. Ketner is the publisher and founder of Skull + Wind Press.
Literary critic Harold Bloom, 89, died on Monday in New Haven. He was the author of The Western Canon, among other works of criticism.
Hachette Books will publish books on self-improvement under the Hachette Go imprint, starting in March, aiming to publish 30 to 35 books a year. Hachette Go will incorporate all of the Da Capo Lifelong titles, and Da Capo Press titles will be published under the Hachette Books name going forward, completing that “ongoing integration,” which began about a year ago.
Simon & Schuster will release an audiobook version of Bob Dylan‘s stream-of-consciousness 1971 work Tarantula on December 3, narrated by Will Patton.
Princeton University Press announced an exclusive licensing agreement with RBmedia to publish over 120 audiobooks in the next three years. The PUP Audio division was launched a little over a year ago.
Separately,Inked Entertainment announced a two-year first-look audio deal with Dreamscape Media.
Bosnian-German author Sasa Stanisic won the annual German Book Prize for his novel Herkunft (Origins).
The Frankfurt Book Fair sent their usual security advisory to attendees. In keeping with the times, they include this:
What should cosplayers keep in mind regarding their costumes?
In accordance with the gun regulations concerning cosplay at Frankfurter Buchmesse, no guns or gun-like objects are allowed onto the exhibition grounds. No binding information about exceptions can be provided since final decisions are at the discretion of the security personnel on site.