Gregory Henry has joined Apollo Publishers as publicist. Previously he ran Gregory Henry Literary.
At a virtual meeting, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) approved three new board members, who will start their terms on July 1: Joshua Boisvert, ReaderLink; Allen Johnson, Baker & Taylor; and Joshua Tallent, Firebrand Technologies.
At Canongate, Hannah Knowles has been promoted to editorial director and Vicki Rutherford moves up to head of editorial management.
Stuart Weir has joined Yale University Press London in the newly created role of production director, overseeing editorial, production and design for London-originated titles. He was most recently publishing operations manager at Portland Press.
The Barnes & Noble at 74th St. and Dodge St. in Omaha, NE closed permanently last Saturday after 23 years in that location.
IPG’s Spanish distribution program will distribute Libros del Kultrum and Editorial Fineo starting on June 1, and Vegueta Ediciones on August 1.
Netflix will release BECOMING, a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren about Michelle Obama’s book tour on May 6.
China Literature has replaced key members of its senior management team with executives from its parent company, the video game and entertainment tech giant Tencent, “so as to lead China Literature towards a new stage of development through deepening the cooperation with Tencent and other industry partners.” Its co-ceos, Wu Wenhui and Liang Xiaodong, have resigned and will be replaced by Cheng Wu, currently a vp of Tencent and the ceo of Tencent Pictures. President Shang Xuesong and senior vp Lin Tingfeng have also resigned. Shang will be replaced by Hou Xiaonan, vp of Tencent’s Platform and Content Group. Going forward, former co-ceo Wu will advise the company as a non-executive director and vice-chairman of the board, and Liang and other outgoing senior management will consult, “to facilitate the smooth transition and development of the management team.”