Claire Eddy and Will Hinton have been promoted to editorial directors of Tor, Nightfire, Tor Teen, and Starscape. Also, Molly McGhee is promoted to assistant editor, effective immediately, reporting to Devi Pillai and Miriam Weinberg.
Stacey Barney will join Nancy Paulsen Books as associate publisher, starting June 1. She was most recently executive editor at Putnam Children’s. Caitlin Tutterow will also join the Nancy Paulsen imprint; she was previously assistant editor at Putnam Children’s.
Michelle Triant has joined Chronicle Prism as senior publicist. She was previously at Fortier Public Relations and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Brianne Johnson has joined HG Literary, bringing her list with her from Writers House.
Miguel Salazar joins the NYT Book Review as a fact checker this month. Previously, he ran The Nation’s fact-checking department and internship program.
Skylight Books has voluntarily recognized the union formed by employees. The union says in a statement: “We appreciate that our management elected to recognize our union voluntarily, and we hope they can serve as an example for managers of other workers who wish to exercise their right to organize. We are committed to making Skylight a more equitable workplace and look forward to working in collaboration with management to have our group demands met.”
Margaret Busby, co-founder of publishing company Allison & Busby, will receive London Book Fair’s 2021 Lifetime’s Achievement Award. Zadie Smith and Bernardine Evaristo will present the award at an event in London on Friday, July 2.
Wattpad Books is launching a new commercial fiction imprint, W by Wattpad Books, with an inaugural list of five commercial and romance titles. The first title, LOCKDOWN ON LONDON LANE by Beth Reekles will be released on February 1, 2022.
Art book publisher Hirmer Publishers has acquire Munich bookstore Munich-based art and architecture bookstore L. Werner. The store will keep its name and staff and remain organizationally independent, adding literature as a new section.
Ingram Library Services has launched an assessment service to help public libraries “diversify their collections by discovering missing titles and underrepresented voices.” Libraries email their print holdings to Ingram, and back a report analyzing the diversity of their collection, along with an indication of “which of the most popular diverse titles are missing from their collection.”
Distribution company ReaderLink has acquired craft and activity publisher Dreamtivity. Dreamtivity will remain a separate imprint under Printers Row Publishing Group, ReaderLink’s San Diego-based publishing division.