Evan Brown has been promoted to associate agent at Transatlantic Agency.
Lee & Low Books co-founder and ceo Tom Low, 78, died peacefully at home, of cancer. (His sons Craig Low and Jason Low are president and publisher respectively, and co-owners.) “It was a joy and privilege to be his partner in starting Lee & Low,” said Philip Lee, who left the company in 2004. “He was a great friend, mentor, and visionary. It meant a lot to him to build a company that would promote diversity, encourage new voices, and nurture a new generation of publishing professionals.”
Macmillan is offering indie bookstores promotional terms to help with recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Terms include additional discounting on all orders placed from June 1 – December 31, 2020; extended dating on orders placed through the end of the year; and a longer timeline for repayment of outstanding balances as of June 1, 2020. Distributed publishers will also participate.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe owner Steve Salis says he will not renovate the store’s space on Dupont Circle in Washington, DC as originally planned. Instead, he expects to exit his lease early (it runs through 2026) and look for a new location. Salis believes a recent court ruling in his favor against one of his three landlords in a lawsuit over proposed renovations provides an opening to negotiate an exit. “Kramerbooks will come out of this beautifully,” he said. “Our business will be better and bigger than ever.”
Ingram Publisher Services will sell and distribute Popular Book Company in the US beginning this spring.
NewSouth Books will sell and distribute Princeton University Press in Australia and New Zealand starting July 1. They are currently distributed by Footprint Books.
John Cleese’s CREATIVITY: A Short and Cheerful Guide, drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer to show how being creative is a skill that anyone can acquire,and sharing his insights into the nature of the creative process will be published September 8 by Crown, along with Cornerstone in the UK.