Bill Hamilton will join Celadon Books as executive editor, starting April 5, where he will acquire “nonfiction with a focus on politics and history.” He was most recently Washington editor at The New York Times.
Nathalie Le Du has been promoted to publisher of Odd Dot, reporting to Jen Besser, president of Macmillan Children’s Publishing. Newly reporting to Le Du is creative director Christina Quintero. Previous publisher Daniel Nayeri is stepping down to write full time.
At Orbit, Nivia Evans has been promoted to senior editor; Angela Man has been promoted to publicist; and Lisa Marie Pompilio to associate art director.
Author Colson Whitehead will be featured on 60 Minutes this Sunday (and they also speak with his wife, literary agent Julie Barer). Separately, Amazon Prime Video announced it will stream their 10-episode series based on The Underground Railroad on May 14, and released a trailer.
The lower downtown location of Denver’s Tattered Cover bookstore will close on March 17 to prepare for a move to its new location in McGregor Square.
A group of 36 former cafe workers won their overtime case against Barnes & Noble in the US District Court and will be paid $200,000, plus $700,000 in attorney fees and costs. The former employees claimed that BN had improperly classified cafe managers as salaried workers in order to avoid paying them overtime, despite the fact that their job functions were the same as hourly workers. According to the complaint, filed in the New York Southern District in 2016, former manager Kelly Brown, like the other plaintiffs, performed the same tasks as nonsalaried employees but typically worked 48 to 52 hours weeks, without paid overtime. Because the parties settled, BN was not required to “admit to liability in connection with the settlement, and the settlement is not evidence that Defendant violated the wage and hour laws with respect to any of the Plaintiffs.”