On Friday afternoon, Macmillan decided that their US trade division will not attend the London Book Fair either. Spokesperson Erin Coffey confirmed the publisher “will not be participating in the London Book Fair, out of concern for the health and safety of our employees.” Earlier on Friday, another large exhibitor, Ingram Content Group, told PL the company will not attend LBF after informing staff on Friday morning. MThe announcements follow Simon & Schuster’s Friday morning decision to skip the event, and individual withdrawals by employees and teams at other houses that have made attendance optional. Hachette Book Group’s rights team […]
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Another large exhibitor, Ingram Content Group, told PL the company will not attend London Book Fair after informing staff on Friday morning. Macmillan Trade US also withdrew on Friday afternoon. Spokesperson Erin Coffey confirmed the publisher “will not be participating in the London Book Fair, out of concern for the health and safety of our employees.” The announcements follow Simon & Schuster’s Friday morning decision to skip the event, and individual withdrawals by employees and teams at other houses that have made attendance optional.
Friday morning, Simon & Schuster became the first large publishing company to withdraw from this year’s London Book Fair. Spokesperson Adam Rothberg told PL, “After much consideration, and out of concern for the health and safety of our employees, Simon & Schuster has decided it will not be attending the London Book Fair.” He added, “Those staff who were scheduled to attend are looking at alternate means to have meetings with their contacts in the international publishing community, as they already do on a year-round basis.” With the cancellation of international trade gatherings, from Facebook’s F8 event in May to […]
Author and editor Retha Powers will join Holt as editor-at-large on May 1. President and publisher Amy Einhorn writes, “I have known Retha for almost 20 years and I, like everyone who has had the privilege of working with her, have always been enormously impressed by her intellect and passion for books. I am incredibly excited that she will now bring that passion to Holt as she seeks to publish new voices in both fiction and narrative nonfiction.” At Abrams Children’s, Meredith Mundy has been promoted to editorial director, preschool. Courtney Code becomes editor. At Andrews McMeel, Amy Strassner has been promoted […]
Lagardere reported fourth quarter and full-year year results Thursday. For the quarter, sales at Lagardere Publishing were €677 million, up from €645 million. For the year, publishing sales were €2.384 billion, up €132 million from €2.252 billion last year, up 2.8 percent, like for like, and company attributed the growth to “a good performance in Education – particularly in France and Spain, the success of the new Asterix album, and sustained growth in Partworks and Mobile Games.” Annual revenue rose in France, but US sales were down 1 percent for the year, and UK sales were down 1.4 percent. E-books accounted […]
At Tin House, Nanci McCloskey has been promoted to associate publisher, director of marketing and sales. Masie Cochran becomes editorial director. At Little, Brown Jessica Chun has been promoted to marketing director; Shannon Hennessey to associate publicist; Alyssa Persons to senior publicist; Juliana Horbachevsky to assistant director of publicity for the Spark and Voracious imprints; Tracy Shaw to executive art director / Jimmy Patterson Books; and Kirin Diemont to junior designer, Little Brown trade art department. Lisa Quach has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as marketing manager. She was most recently senior marketing coordinator at Big Honcho Media. At Random House Children’s […]