At Crown, Gwyneth Stansfield has been promoted to associate director of publicity. Christine Johnston has been promoted to senior publicist.
Archives for July 2021
Penguin Random House Audio announced it will publish Erik Larson’s first novel, NO ONE GOES ALONE, as an audiobook original on September 28. According to PRH, the book is an audio exclusive; there are no plans to publish in other formats, though Larson indicates to the NYT he is “open to releasing [it] as a book. But, “Right now, it is what it is. I’m very pleased to call it a day with an audio original.” He says he “mentioned he had written a ghost story and might post it on his website for free” when the release of his […]
Author Susan May, writing on behalf of Audiblegate, tells supporters by email that various legal moves are planned as part of authors’ continuing efforts for transparency and fairness in how Audible reports and records royalties. Notably, the group’s “legal team” includes Jonathan Kanter — recently nominated to run the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division — alongside Shaoul Sussman at Pearl Cohen. The two “have begun work on a legal memo” that Shaoul says, “will be a detailed paper on how Audible gained market dominance and maintained that control through the illegal breaches of antitrust laws.” They plan to deliver that […]
At PRH Audio, Nicole McArdle has joined as marketing director, working on Random House Publishing Group titles. She was previously assistant director of marketing at Portfolio. Alexis Patterson has been promoted to senior manager of strategic partnerships & special projects. Camille Copeland joins as associate marketing manager.
The National Book Awards plans to return to a live awards ceremony on November 17, for fully-vaccinated invited guests. They will use the CrowdPass app to confirm vaccination status ahead of time, and will also accept paper vaccination certificates at check-in. The National Book Foundation is also careful to note, “Should New York State protocol and health measures change, the Foundation is prepared to make whatever adjustments are necessary, including potentially shifting back to a virtual event.” And there will not be an “after party” this year. NBF executive director Ruth Dickey says in the announcement, “We are grateful for […]
Amanda Gorman’s poetry collection — originally called The Hill We Climb and Other Poems — will publish as CALL US WHAT WE CARRY, on December 7. The collection will still include the poem she read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration “The Hill We Climb,” which was published as a standalone in March. Gorman says in the announcement, “I wrote Call Us What We Carry as a lyric of hope and healing. I wanted to pen a reckoning with the communal grief wrought by the pandemic. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever written, but I knew it had to be. […]