Executive director of publicity, Knopf and Pantheon Paul Bogaards has been promoted to the additional role of deputy publisher, reporting to Tony Chirico. He will have additional responsibility for overseeing marketing for Knopf and Pantheon while continuing to serve as group spokesperson and lead publicity liaison. Newly reporting to Bogaards is svp, associate publisher, Knopf and Pantheon Chris Gillespie.
Robyn Bender has been promoted to senior vice president, business operations and strategy at Penguin Children’s.
Adam Kane will join Naval Institute Press as director. Previously, he was editor-in-chief at University of Oklahoma Press.
The American Library Association sold their longtime Chicago headquarters buildings at 50 E. Huron and 40 E. Huron. The organization’s office will move to 225 N. Michigan Avenue in the spring.
Linda E. “Bukie” Cannon, 68, died on December 5, following a brief illness. She returned to the book business in 2003 when she joined independent rep group Parson Weems, soon becoming a partner and then co-owner of the firm, now known as CannonBertelli. In 2017 Cannon was the inaugural winner of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year awar.
The National Book Critics Circle announced finalists for the 2019 John Leonard Prize for Best First Book:
Fleishman Is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House)
The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom (Grove)
The Unpassing, by Chia-Chia Lin (Farrar, Straus)
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, by T Kira Madden (Bloomsbury)
Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips (Knopf)
Trick Mirror, by Jia Tolentino (Random House)
Lot, by Bryan Washington (Riverhead)
Local booksellers picked 18 titles for Boston.com.
Forbes announced its most anticipated 2020 titles as selected by independent bookstores.