Robin Richardson will join Tommy Nelson as senior director of marketing starting December 18. Previously she was vice president of digital for RFD-TV.
The Noble Prize site has posted the text of Olga Tokarczuk‘s Nobel Lecture.
The Book Industry Study Group released their 2019 update to the BISCAC codes (the detailed genre/subject codes that tell trading partners and their machines how to categorize your books).
Penguin Random House ceo Markus Dohle shares his annual year-end letter of thanks to company staff. Among the company’s notable accomplishments in 2019 was a string of acquisitions and investments: “As one major priority, we long have focused on expanding our leadership in the children’s market, and this year we acquired several thriving businesses that will help us do exactly that.” Dohle notes, “What is most notable about these acquisitions is that the founders and leaders of these companies wanted to become part of Penguin Random House because of our performance and our culture. Since our earliest days as the world’s largest trade publisher, I have said that sheer size in and of itself is not a competitive advantage. Rather, what’s key to our success is leveraging our scale as a force for greater good and demonstrating to our authors that we can connect them to more readers than any other publisher.”
NPR books and publishing correspondent Lynn Neary is retiring later this month. Neary has worked at NPR for almost 40 years. Chief arts editor Ellen Silva wrote in the announcement, “We will miss Lynn terribly on the arts desk, where we’ve been fortunate enough to have her as a cultural correspondent. Lynn has been an incisive intellect in our desk meetings, a wise and generous mentor to scores of reporters, producers and editors, and one of the most delightful off-air raconteurs imaginable.”
Simon & Schuster will sell and distribute Manning Publications in the US and Canada beginning January 1, 2020.