Beth Meacham, executive editor at Tor/Tom Doherty Associates will retire at the end of the year. She joined Tor as editor-in-chief in 1984. President and publisher Fritz Foy writes, “We’re delighted that Beth will continue to edit a small number of projects for us on a consulting basis. But most of her list will be moving to other editors as she prepares for her retirement.”
Rob Dawson has launched Books to Market Canada, providing sales, marketing and distribution solutions for publishers. He was previously managing director at Georgetown Publications.
Bennet Johnson has joined Sourcebooks as marketing specialist.
Robin Robertson, associate publisher at Jonathan Cape, will retire at the end of 2020. He has been with the company for 27 years and will remain as editor-at-large of the poetry list.
The correct link for Simon & Schuster’s tribute to Alice Mayhew is here.
MacArthur Foundation announced its 2020 fellows. The 21 recipients include sociologist, writer and scholar Tressie McMillan Cottom; speculative fiction writer N.K. Jemisin; fiction writer Cristina Rivera Garza; and writer Jacquleine Woodson.
HarperCollins will publish three books with Fox News, through the Broadside Books with a Fox News Books logo on the jackets, starting with Modern Warriors: Real Stories from Real Heroes by Pete Hegseth in November.
Bloomberg looks at why billionaire Bernard Arnault would “want a piece of a struggling group like Lagardere?” They say that his investment “is a precursor to Arnault’s group playing a greater role in those activities, people familiar with discussions at the two companies said.” Though a minor part of the company, Lagardere still owns the magazine Paris Match, the all-news radio station Europe 1 and the weekly paper Le Journal du Dimanche weekly paper. “While the media unit is losing money and carries little weight beyond France, within the country — where business and politics are intricately intertwined — it has clout.” Arnault’s LVMH conglomerate also owns the duty-free store network DFS, and has a 9.5 percent stake in Madrigall, the parent company of publisher Gallimard.