At Berkley, Michelle Vega has been promoted to executive editor; Sarah Blumenstock to editor; and Jenn Snyder to assistant editor. Jessica Mangicaro becomes marketing manager; Elisha Katz marketing coordinator; and Natalie Sellars marketing coordinator. Tara O’Connor has been promoted to publicist.
At Thomas Nelson, Mark Glesne will become senior director of marketing, focusing on the Max Lucado and Lysa TerKeurst author brands, and Stephanie Tresner will become director of marketing.
As usual, Publishers Weekly starts off the Best Books of 2020 season. Their top 10:
The Address Book, by Deirdre Mask (St. Martin’s)
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House)
The Dragons, the Giant, the Women, by Wayétu Moore (Graywolf)
The Price of Peace, by Zachary D. Carter (Random House)
Unworthy Republic, by Claudio Saunt (Norton)
Bluebeard’s First Wife, by Ha Seong-nan (Open Letter)
Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar (Little, Brown)
The Last Great Road Bum, by Hector Tobar (MCD)
A Saint from Texas, by Edmund White (Bloomsbury)
Sisters, by Daisy Johnson (Riverhead)