Emma Berry joins Basic Books and Seal Press on November 16 as senior editor. Most recently, she was editor at Crown.
Karen Edwards has been promoted to executive editor for the Workman imprint. John Passineau has joined the Workman children’s team as a senior designer. Previously, he was a freelance designer.
Daniella Cohen has been promoted to associate agent at Aevitas Creative Management.
Jordan Koluch has been promoted to copy chief at Catapult, Counterpoint, Soft Skull Press.
On the Simon & Schuster sales team, Theresa Pang has been promoted to director, education sales; Jeffrey Pena to telemarketing account manager, education and CBA specialist; and Cara Nesi to telemarketing account manager, education and independent specialist. Nicole Feanny is joining as national account manager, Books-A-Million. Toi Crockett has been promoted to field account manager, and Brandy Bishop to telemarketing account manager. Heather Musika, national account manager, has taken on responsibility for sales to Target and BJ’s.
Crisandry Javier has joined Random House Children’s as financial analyst. He was previously a finance associate at Phipps Neighborhoods.
Following good results for the first half of their fiscal year, Bloomsbury will restore the salary cuts imposed in the first few months of the pandemic: Staff will receive about £700,000 to make up for the earlier reductions in pay.
Travel retailer Hudson reported sales for the three months ended September 30, of $135.4 million, down 74 percent from last year. As of October 31, the company had reopened more than 300 of the 700 stores it closed during the height of the pandemic. No update on the plan to go private again, expected to close in the fourth quarter.