Shannon Fabricant has been promoted to executive editor at Running Press; Britny Brooks to associate editor; and Marissa Raybuck and Rachel Peckman to designer. Kara Thornton has been promoted to assistant director of publicity, Running Press and Black Dog & Leventhal.
Adriann Ranta Zurhellen has joined Folio Literary Management as literary agent. She was most recently at YRG Partners and Foundry.
At Sourcebooks, Katia Herrara has been promoted to senior manager of ecommerce and Morgan Vogt to online marketing specialist.At Sourcebooks, Katia Herrara has been promoted to senior manager of ecommerce and Morgan Vogt to online marketing specialist.
Margaret Hope has joined Welbeck Children’s Books as art director. She previously headed the art and design team at Random House Children’s UK.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 101, poet and founder of the City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in 1953, died on February 22 at his home in San Francisco. Maria A. Pallante, president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers said, “We join AAP member City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and publishers everywhere, in mourning the loss of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a true champion of the printed word who leaves an extraordinary legacy personified by his essential poetry, his fabled bookstore, his extraordinary work as a promoter and publisher, and his historic role as a proud defender of First Amendment rights.”
Also, we mangled the remembrance of editor Genevieve Young the other day. We should have linked to the AP story, the first formal obituary to run, even though she passed away a year ago.
Cindy McCain‘s STRONGER: COURAGE, HOPE, AND HUMOR IN MY LIFE WITH JOHN MCCAIN, an “intimate memoir from the widow of Senator John McCain; opening up about her beloved husband, their thirty-eight-year marriage, and the trials and triumphs of her singular American life,” will be published by Crown Forum on April 27.
Rachel Cusk‘s new novel, SECOND PLACE, about a woman who “invites a famous artist to use her guest house in the remote coastal landscape where she lives with her family,” will be published by Farrar, Straus on May 4.
Brian Selznick‘s KALEIDOSCOPE, “a multi-layered story about love and loss,” will be published by Scholastic on September 21.
Barnes & Noble opens their new bookstore in downtown Westport, CT today, a smaller-footprint store that takes the place of the previous Westport location, closed in December. CEO James Daunt says, “Our new Westport store is an emphatic statement of our confidence in the future of physical bookstores.” It proudly boasts “bespoke oak shelving.”
The Audie Awards have announced their 2021 finalists, with winners to be presented in an online ceremony on March 22.