Daniel Loedel will join Bloomsbury as senior editor, starting on January 6. He was at Scribner.
Catherine Tung is now an associate editor at Beacon Press. She was an assistant editor at Vintage.
Mary Gaule has been promoted to associate editor for Harper and Harper Perennial.
Megha Majumdar was promoted to editor at Catapult. Associate publisher, sales & marketing at Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull Jenn Abel Kovitz
announced on Twitter that she is leaving the company in mid-January.
The Gernert Company has opened a West Coast office in Culver City. Seth Fishman is managing the new office after three years in Los Angeles, with plans for new hires to expand the location. David Gernert said, “I have been going to LA three or four times a year for 20 years, primarily doing work for John Grisham, and have always thought it would be ideal to open an office there. Now, the time is right.”
At Little Brown UK, senior rights manager Helena Dorée has started selling US rights, in addition to her current responsibilities. Rights director Kate Hibbert has started selling rights in Turkey and Eastern Europe, excluding Poland. Ruth Case-Green joins as rights executive, handling serial rights, permissions requests and all production material fees.
Following the appointment of Chantal Noel as group rights director for all of PRH UK in November, Transworld rights director Helen Edwards will leave the company at the end of the year after almost 20 years there as a result of the reorganization.
Hudson Booksellers chose On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong as their Book of the Year.
NPR‘s Book Concierge is back, featuring 369 titles recommended by NPR staff and critics.
The NYT selected their 25 favorite children’s books of 2019.
The new owners of Philadelphia’s Penn Book Center, who bought the store in August, have changed its name to People’s Books & Culture.
Springer Nature has a definitive agreement to sell Scientific Publishing Services (SPS) to SPi Global, expected to close by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval. SPS has 3,600 full-time employees in Chennai and Trichy in India, serving as an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publisher.