Kristin Sevick has been promoted to executive editor at Forge.
Harvard University Press and Yale University Press are offering special terms through their distributor to independent booksellers for ordered by June 30. Accounts in good standing can receive 120 days dating, free freight, and +2 points in discount (minimum 15 units) on available titles.
Romance Writers of America is retiring its RITA Awards and intends to introduce a new award called The Vivian. Named after RWA founder Vivian Stephens, the new award “recognizes excellence in romance writing and showcases author talent and creativity. We celebrate the power of the romance genre with its central message of hope–because happily ever afters are for everyone.” A task force will present a proposed format for The Vivian at the May 30-31 board meeting, and members will subsequently be able to provide feedback at the June 3 town hall.