Rachel Kim has been promoted to agent at 3 Arts Entertainment.
Alexandra Machinist has been promoted to head of the Media Rights department at ICM, continuing to represent authors as well. Publishing co-heads Jennifer Joel and Esther Newberg said in a statement, “In addition to being a phenomenal literary agent, Alexandra is known to have surpassingly sharp instincts for identifying the kinds of high concept commercial material that not only tops bestseller lists, but also translates to the box office.”
Jodi Price has been promoted to senior publicist at Princeton University Press.
Brenda Angelilli has joined Abrams as associate art director of children’s books and ComicArts. She was previously senior designer at Harper Children’s.
Philip Nation will join Harper Christian on December 2 as vp, publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles, reporting to John Kramp. Most recently he has worked at the Baptist World Alliance, though he previously spent a number of years at Lifeway Christian Resources.
Sabrina Chin, 38, a software developer who worked as co-chair of the annual Sirens conference the last 11 years (an event focused on the diverse women of fantasy literature), died on October 25.
Adam Bellow is joining Post Hill Press where he will acquire for their conservative imprint Bombardier as well a create a new line of books for Jewish readers and another imprint on global issues of sustainable development, investment, human rights and visionary leadership, both on a joint-venture basis. In July Bellow had announced that he would leave All Points Books/St. Martin’s at the end of this year, saying that “after 30 years of honing my skills in corporate publishing I am ready to go out on my own. There is tremendous ferment in political and intellectual media and opportunities abound for entrepreneurial ventures.”
Barnes & Noble chose Lisa Jewell‘s The Family Upstairs as its November National Book Club selection.
The ALA announced shortlists for their Andrew Carnegie Medals. The winners will be named January 26:
Airport retailer Hudson Group reported third quarter earnings on Monday. Sales of $523 million were down slightly, $3.6 million lower than a year ago, as same-store sales fell 1.1 percent, with pre-tax profit of $37.2 million also just below last year. Sales fell more in their “literature and publications” segment, at $38.2 million, down $5.6 million (or 13 percent) from a year ago.