At Knopf, Daniel Halpern will join as executive editor, starting July 1. He founded Ecco in 1971 and led the line until last September, when he was “immediately…transition[ed]” to editor-at-large and then left at the end of 2020. Diana Tejerina Miller has been promoted to executive editor and Andrew Miller moves up to vice president, executive editor.
Josalyn Moran has joined Welbeck Publishing Group as director of business development for children’s books, North America. She was most recently senior director for children’s books at Barnes and Noble.
Katie McKee has been promoted to assistant director of publicity for Putnam
Cristina Rodriguez will join A Public Space as marketing and sales director, starting March 1, and overseeing marketing for the magazine as well as the imprint. She previously worked at Deep Vellum Bookstore in Dallas.
The ABA selected from among 45 nominations to name 9 new members to their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, “which serves as a sounding board and advisory council on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and access facing the bookselling industry.”
A nearly 25,000 square foot Barnes & Noble store in Ulster, NY will close to make way for a Burlington clothing store, town officials tell a local news outlet. The BN has been there for 16 years. There was no official word yet from the chain on whether they might relocate elsewhere in the area.
Penguin Random House is the first sponsor of a new annual initiative from We Need Diverse Books called the Black Creatives Fund, launching in the spring with a mission of “supporting emerging and established Black writers and illustrators.” In 2021, the initiative will feature a revisions workshop, a mentorship program, and a marketing symposia in partnership with the Brown Bookshelf. For the workshop, twelve writers will be awarded stipends and have the opportunity to receive guidance throughout the revision process and submit their manuscript to editors at Penguin Random House for possible publication.