Holly Harris will join Simon & Schuster UK as publishing director, non-fiction, adult publishing division, starting July 6. She is currently editorial and media development director at Penguin Random House UK children’s division.
Crooked Lane has a multi-year agreement with Dreamscape Media for production and distribution of audiobooks.
Poets & Writers has created a COVID-19 Relief Fund to “provide emergency assistance to writers having difficulty meeting their basic needs.” They will provide grants of up to $1,000 to approximately 80 writers in April. The board allocated $50,000, which has been supplemented by gifts from supporters including Michael Piestch and Zibby Owens.
We Need Diverse Books will provide emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals “who are experiencing dire financial need.” They will give grants of $500 each, and are limiting the first round of applications to 70.
Check out our standing free reference page for a full list of organizations offering emergency grants to authors and other creators.
Jess Hill‘s See What You Made Me Do won Australia’s $50,000 Stella Prize for women’s writing. (Sourcebooks has US rights, and planned publication for later this year.)