Dover Publications editor Stephanie Castillo Samoy will leave the company on February 7 due to layoffs. She can be reached at email@example.com. She is part of a wave of layoffs at the company that is expected eliminate 23 jobs from a staff of 59, announced last November in a notice filed with the state. The layoffs are a small part of much broader cuts underway at Dover’s parent company, LSC Communications.
Christina Garces has joined Chronicle Books as senior editor for food and lifestyle. She was previously with Harper Design.
At Doubleday, Michael Goldsmith has been promoted to director of publicity. Hannah Engler becomes marketing associate. Elena Hershey joins the publicity department as assistant director, moving over from Putnam. Tricia Cave joins as senior publicist. She was previously with Flatiron Books.
At Regnery, Matthew Maschino moves to a new role as director of publishing operations. Kathleen Curran has been promoted to managing editor and Kathryn Riggs becomes assistant managing editor. Paul Choix joins as a principal editor.
At Macmillan, Katie Hartman joins as field sales account manager for Oregon, Washington, and Utah. She was most recently on the special markets team at HarperCollins. Daniela Plunkett has joined as Edelweiss manager. She was previously worked in telephone sales with Pacific Northwest accounts as Simon & Schuster. Kara Warschausky has joined the field sales team as associate marketing manager, moving over from the international sales department.
David Heydt has joined Harper Collins as senior director video, group executive producer. Most recently, he worked on the launch of Meredith Corporation’s first streaming television network, PeopleTV. Heydt will report to Liate Stehlik, president & publisher, Morrow Group and Nellie Kurtzman, vp children’s marketing & publicity. Marisa Benedetto (adult trade) and Spencer Alben (children’s) will report to Heydt.
Erica Bauman has been promoted to agent at Aevitas Creative Management.
In the wake of “truly bizarre circumstances,” Matt Latimer at Javelin has broken his silence over the identity of the Anonymous author of A WARNING, in order to thoroughly and completely deny allegations that the author is deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates. Latimer says that as a result of “a whisper campaign against her to members of the press…her career is now at risk.”
He underscored, “To be very clear so there is no chance of any misunderstanding: Dr. Coates is not Anonymous. She does not know who Anonymous is. We have never discussed Anonymous or the book, A WARNING, with her prior to its publication. She did not write it, edit it, see it in advance, know anything about it, or as far we know ever read it.”
A panel of Latinx writers including Myriam Gurba, Roberto Lovato, David Bowles, and others will meet with representatives from Flatiron Books today to discuss the American Dirt controversy. Gurba posted on Twitter that the meeting will be followed by a press conference at 2 pm, and invited supporters to “peacefully assemble” outside the Macmillan offices at 120 Broadway.