Lynn Dilger has been promoted to senior vice president, chief technology officer at Sourcebooks. Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks Publisher and ceo, said, “Lynn has built her career around excellence and strategic wins that keep us in sync with our clients and peers—building the technology infrastructure and the operational systems we use daily. She’s also thrilled with new technology and always striving to find new ways to bring books to readers.”
Alyson Forbes has been promoted to coo of Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull, overseeing the business and operations teams, including marketing, publicity, sales, finance, and the writing program at Catapult.
Emily Carleton has joined Fair Winds Press as senior acquisitions editor. She was previously senior editor at Tiller Press. Thom O’Hearn has been promoted to senior acquisitions editor at The Quarto Group.
At HMH, Katie Tull has joined as marketing manager. She was previously at Random House and One World. Francesca Carlos has joined as marketing specialist. She was previously at Simon & Schuster.
Former editor at Harper Collins Stephanie Meyers, 37, passed away suddenly on April 21, from natural causes. She was working on her first novel at the time of her death. After leaving book publishing in 2011, she worked at Inc .magazine, Fast Company, and Mental Floss and recently received her MBA, but maintained deep ties in the industry, “leaving a smile on the face of everyone she encountered.” Her friend has written a tribute. Funeral services are still being arranged, with celebrations of Stephanie’s life to take place in both Chicago and New York in the near future.
Jason Matthews, 69, author of the Red Sparrow trilogy, died on April 28 of Corticobasal Degeneration, a rare, untreatable neurodegenerative disease.
The Morrow family has sold Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY to Clark and Lu French, principals of French & Co., a real estate firm. Chris Morrow told Shelf Awareness he began the sale process before the pandemic, which “reinforced that the time was right for me to move onto other things. When thinking about selling, my main worry was always finding someone (or two) who had the right sensibilities as well as the chops; someone who appreciated The Book, the art of bookselling and our amazing staff and who also had the background, energy, vision and resources to carry the bookstores into future decades. Amazingly, my first conversation led to today’s announcement.”
Mystery Writers of America presented their annual Edgar Awards on Thursday. Winners include:
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Companion by Katie Alender