Danya Kukafka will join Aevitas Creative Management as an agent, representing select projects alongside Michelle Brower. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Riverhead.
Loan Le has been promoted to editor at Atria, reporting to Lindsay Sagnette.
Allison Lewis has joined Sourcebooks as marketing specialist.
At Bonnier Books UK Helen Wicks has been promoted to executive director for children’s trade and Elise Burns to group sales, marketing and PR director.
Historian and author Bernard Bailyn, 97, “whose award-winning books on early American history reshaped the study of the origins of the American Revolution,” died on Friday. Best known for The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, during his career Bailyn won two Pulitzer Prizes, a National Book Award, a Bancroft Prize, and the National Humanities Medal.
NYC’s Bluestockings Collective, which announced last month that it would have to relocate due to “unforeseen circumstances both pandemic-related and otherwise,” will move to 116 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side. They launched a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of $150,000 to raise money for renovations.
Once mighty Blurb was acquired earlier this month by digital printer Reischling Press, which “has produced the vast majority of Blurb’s volume for years.” RPI ceo Rick Bellamy says in the announcement, “This is a strategic acquisition for us and culminates the long-term partnership between our two companies.” Blurb ceo Rix Kramlich will be general manager of an ecommerce division at RPI.
The Los Angeles Festival of Books, postponed from April, will convene as a monthlong virtual event starting October 18. As for next year’s fair, it is “scheduled to take place back on the USC campus April 17-18, though The Times will continue monitoring public health and safety protocols before that and adjust accordingly.”