St. Martin’s Publishing Group publisher Jennifer Enderlin has been promoted to president. Macmillan president Don Weisberg writes in the announcement, “When I arrived at Macmillan six years ago I had heard of the legendary feats of Jen as editor and as publisher, and her success in launching the careers of many #1 bestselling authors. She is indeed an extraordinary editor, publisher, and student of the business whose passion for books is second to none. I have also come to admire her attributes as a friend, colleague, mentor, advisor, and most assuredly as a leader.” Enderlin has all the same direct reports she had as evp, and Sally Richardson will continue as chairman, reporting to Weisberg.
Saritza Hernández has joined the Andrea Brown Literary Agency as an agent. Jemiscoe Chambers-Black has also joined the agency as an associate agent. Both have previously worked at Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Elizabeth Bennett has been promoted to senior agent at Transatlantic Agency.
CEO of Danish energy company Ørsted Henrik Poulsen has joined the Bertelsmann Supervisory Board, filling the position vacated when Adidas ceo retired from the board in 2019.
Steven Seigart becomes the new office manager for Goldfarb & Associates, and Gerrie Sturman will work independently with Goldfarb on select literary agency clients.
Queens County Surrogate’s Court Judge Peter Kelly promptly tossed Robert Trump’s request for an injunction blocking Mary Trump’s forthcoming book, due to “several improprieties” in the filing. Judge Kelly said the probate case of Fred Trump Sr. terminated in 2001 and is now “now-existent” as far as his court is concern. Trump attorney Charles Harder says he will try again in New York State Sumpre Court.
Shortly after BookPage posted the jacket design and an advance excerpt from her young adult novel EMBER DAYS, scheduled for publication in March 2021 (Greenwillow), author Alexandra Duncan announced, “I have decided to withdraw my [book] and not go forward with publication. My sincere apologies to everyone involved.” In a posted statement, Duncan wrote, “The Gullah Geechee culture has been systematically repressed and erase, and in my misguided attempt to write a book that was inclusive of the cultures of Charleston and the Lowcountry where the book is set, I participated in the ongoing erasure….
“I have decided to withdraw my manuscript and not go forward with publication, and my editor and publisher support me in that decision…. It is wholly my decision to withdraw the book in order to mitigate the harm I have done. I have work to do to improve myself and my writing, and I will continue doing it.”