Heather Kelly has joined Abrams Children’s as senior designer. Previously she was senior designer at Sterling Children’s.
At HG Literary, Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts was promoted to vp, foreign rights, and Rhea Lyons was named director, film/TV rights.
Controversial Nobel prize laureate Peter Handke‘s originating publisher Suhrkamp prepared a lengthy document, “intended mainly for the benefit of foreign publishers of Handke’s work who had found themselves, like Suhrkamp, in an uncomfortable position as a result of Handke’s record of downplaying Serb atrocities against Muslims in the Bosnia war.” But “Suhrkamp’s rambling defense has not received positive reviews from” the German and Austrian press.
Former Trump advisor John Bolton has reportedly sold a book to Simon & Schuster for “about $2 million” according to the AP, represented by Javelin. Bolton’s 2007 book Surrender is Not an Option was published by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions.
New bookstore Bel Canto Books opened in Long Beach, CA, with a focus on “diversity and inclusion, offering a curated selection of compelling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.”