At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Liz Anderson has been promoted to associate director, marketing; Meghan Gocke to associate director, digital marketing and operations; Lauren Wengrovitz to marketing associate, children’s. Benny Sisson has joined as marketing operations associate.
At HMH Children’s, Margaret Raymo has been promoted to vp, senior editorial director; Lily Kessinger to editor; Harriet Low to associate editor; Elizabeth Agyemang to associate editor; and Eleanor Hinkle to editorial associate. Samira Iravani has joined as associate art director; previously she was senior designer at Penguin Children’s. Bones Leopard has joined as senior designer; previously they were design coordinator at Disney.
At Abrams, Laura Dozier has been promoted to executive editor; Samantha Weiner to executive editor; Chelsea Cutchens to editor; Connor Leonard to associate editor; Mamie VanLangen to senior manager, digital & social media marketing; Shelby Ozer to national accounts representative, sales; and Nadine Sferratore to director of special markets, sales.
Daniel Ehrenhaft has joined Blackstone Publishing as senior acquisitions editor. He was previously at Soho Teen.
Craig Herman has been promoted to vp, global brand experiences & publishing strategy for Peanuts Worldwide.
Delia Berrigan Fakis has joined Martin Literary & Media Management as a literary manager primarily handling adult nonfiction. She was previously at DSM Agency.
Emelie Burl has joined Susan Schulman Literary Agency as associate agent, based in Missoula, MT. She was most recently a bookseller at The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot.
William Morris Endeavor is expanding their representation of celebrity and brand estates with the launch of the WME Legends division, run by estate manager and consultant Phil Sandhaus. Newly-signed estates include Ram Dass’s Love Serve Remember Foundation, which manages his intellectual property and his book Be Here Now.
In a Twitter thread, editors tell agents they average 3 to 5 submissions every weekday (with Thursday often cited as the busiest day).
The University of California announced a “pioneering open access agreement” with Elsevier, “making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide.” The university said it achieved both of the its goals for all publisher agreements: “Enabling universal open access to all UC research; and containing the excessively high costs associated with licensing journals.”
The agreement comes two years after UC “cut ties with the publisher in a push for open access to publicly funded research.” The four-year deal will make all research with a UC lead author published in Elsevier’s hybrid and open access journals open access by default.
Scribd launched their subscription reading offfer in Australia. Local content from Allen & Unwin, Murdoch Books, Simon & Schuster Australia, Harper Australia and Fremantle Press is available, in addition to Scribd’s global content.