Sean deLone has been promoted to assistant editor at Atria.
At Abrams, Trish McNamara O’Neill has been promoted to senior manager, digital & social media marketing, children’s books.
Claire McLaughlin has joined Flatiron Books as publicist. She was previously an associate publicist at Little Bird Publicity.
Jordan Hanley has moved over to Nightfire as marketing manager. She was at St. Martin’s.
Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal (with Sam Koppelman)’s IMPEACH: The Case Against Donald Trump will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in trade paperback on November 26. “If we don’t impeach President Trump, then we will live in a country where our president is above the law—effectively writing impeachment out of our Constitution” says Katyal. HMH publisher Bruce Nichols notes, “We will have books in stores one month after the manuscript is finished, and we hope every American will read it and take the authors’ arguments with the utmost seriousness.”
The week before will see the release by Twelve of A WARNING, by the Anonymous senior Trump official who wrote the 2018 op-ed “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The tell-most (it won’t reveal the author’s identity) promises “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency.”
Liz Frances’s Street Noise Books will launch in spring 2020, publishing heavily illustrated and graphic novel nonfiction for young adults with “a radical, intersectional feminist, queer and inclusive vision,” distributed by Consortium.
Hachette Livre will continue to expand their presence in the “family leisure market” for board games. Following the acquisition earlier this year of board game maker Gigamic, they are now in exclusive negotiations with Blackrock Games over the purchase of a majority stake. Blackrock is said to be the third-largest board game distributor in France.
Plaintiff Stephen Elliott informed the court October 22 that he has been unable to identify the Jane Does who contributed to Moira Donegan’s Sh***y Media Men Google spreadsheet. Google’s counsel objected to the subpoena on legal grounds and also said it didn’t have enough information to identify the contributors. Google’s counsel reiterated “that Google users can access and download their own information and data by simply logging into their account.” Meanwhile, Donegan said she both couldn’t and wouldn’t name the Jane Does. Ellliott’s team has asked the court for a conference before the month’s end to discuss expediting discovery, since all efforts to unmask the Does without the court’s help have failed.