Christina Miller is joining the Nancy Yost Literary Agency as administrative coordinator. She was previously at InkWell Management.
Tishana Williams has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s in the newly created position of brand manager, novelty & licensed publishing, reporting to Valerie Garfield. She previously held positions in Disney’s Consumer Products Group, and most recently at Authentic Brands Group.
Olenka Burgess has been promoted to production manager at Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull.
Speculation continues about the backing of the new Pete Micelli-led Hollywood management and production company. The Hollywood Reporter has two sources that say hedge fund mogul Steve Cohen “is believed to have put in $25 million for a 30 percent stake in the new venture.” But they also say “an insider disputes that figure.”
Barnes & Noble will close their “exceptionally large and architecturally beautiful” bookstore at the Power Plant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday. Though “one of the most distinctive bookstores of the United States,” the company says the location is “extraordinarily expensive to run and to maintain.” Spokesman Alex Ortolani said, “We have therefore made the decision to close the store to focus our resources on improving our other bookstores in the area and around the country, and to the investment in new stores.”