Elle Keck has been promoted to editor for William Morrow/Avon.
Ali Herring has been promoted to literary agent at Spencerhill Associates.
Dick Duane, co-owner of Pinder Lane & Garon-Brooke Agency, died January 28 of colon cancer.
Prospect Park Books sold their assets, including 100 backlist titles and 11 forthcoming ones, to Turner Publishing. (The former was distributed by Ingram’s Consortium; the latter uses Ingram Publisher Services.) Founder Colleen Dunn Bates said, “Those of you who know me know how much effort I put into linking us all, and I’ve so valued every minute of it. But I’ve also worked my tail off for 15 years as a 24/7 entrepreneur in one of the most challenging businesses imaginable, and I’m more than ready for a break.”
Barnes & Noble updated terms for authors who self-publish on Barnes & Noble Press, including an increase in the e-book royalty to a flat 70 percent, up from a range of 40 percent to 65 percent — with no requirements on retail pricing. BN will also accelerated payments to 30 days after purchase. Royalties on print-on-demand books are unchanged, at 55 percent.