Flatiron Books editorial director Noah Eaker will join Harper on December 2 as vp, executive editor, reporting to Doug Jones.
Tim O’Connell has been named senior editor at Knopf, after 14 years at Vintage/Anchor.
Jim Hanas has been promoted to senior director of digital sales and marketing at Harper Collins, taking on oversight of the digital sales department and audiobook marketing, while continuing to lead audience engagement efforts.
David Briggs will join Macmillan Children’s as vp, managing and production editorial on November 18. He was most recently vice president/executive managing editor at Penguin Children’s.
Alexis Minieri has been promoted to assistant manager, desktop publishing at Simon & Schuster.
Managing director for Bloomsbury’s non-consumer division Jonathan Glasspool will retire in July 2020 after 20 years with the company.
Rep group Ampersand will handle book sales in Canada for Baker & Taylor Publisher Services starting January 1, 2020.
Downbound Books opened in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood on October 25. The 500-square-foot store is “a general interest shop with specialties in small-press fiction, nonfiction works on history, politics, and the social sciences, books on craft, cookbooks, and picture books.” Owner Gregory Kornbluh was in sales and marketing at Harvard University Press for 10 years, after first working at Newtonville Books.
Esther Newberg at ICM confirms to the Hollywood Reporter some of the unusual provisions in the late Prince‘s contract with Spiegel & Grau: “He wanted the ability to buy the book back, in case he didn’t want to release it — or even after the book was published. He kept calling, ‘I want this in the contract. I don’t want that in the contract. And I’m going to give you all a concert if you can make it all happen.’ Random House made sure to say that this contract was one of a kind and not to come back with someone else and say, ‘but we got it in that contract.'”