George Witte has been promoted to senior vice president and editor-in-chief of the St. Martin’s publishing group.
Tina Jordan has been promoted to deputy editor at the New York Times Book Review. David Kelly become managing editor. Elizabeth Egan joins as preview editor; she was previously Glamour’s books editor and worked at Workman and Simon & Schuster.
Lauren Truskowski has joined Gallery as associate director of publicity. She previously worked at Penguin and HarperCollins.
In the UK, Ebury will focus on nonfiction, and publishing director Gillian Green will leave in spring 2020 as a result after 12 years there. The UK version of the Del Rey imprint will move from Ebury to Cornerstone, said to be “part of a global PRH growth plan for science fiction and fantasy publishing.
The UK’s University of Warwick and Sunday Times Young Writer Award went to Raymond Antrobus for his poetry collection The Perseverance.
James Patterson is giving 500 holiday bonuses of $500 each to booksellers, including 100 children’s booksellers. “I’ve said this many times before, but I can’t say it enough: booksellers save lives,” Patterson said in a statement. “Children’s booksellers especially — they guide children to books they’ll genuinely enjoy and in turn create a new generation of readers. I’m happy to be able to acknowledge them and the important work they do in any way that I can this holiday season.”