Archive | Free RSS feed for this section

People, Etc.

Carolyn Savarese has joined Kneerim & Williams as an affiliated agent. She was group vice president for global licensing, international sales and marketing, contracts and legal affairs for Perseus Books Group, where she worked for 18 years. She will look for "authors of influence and books that matter -- on subjects personal…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, editorial director, lifestyle Deb Brody has been promoted to vp, editor-in-chief. (She joined the company a little under a year ago.) In her new role she "will expand her oversight and editorial work across the lifestyle and general interest teams," adding oversight for Alex Littlefield and a to-be-hired senior…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

Germany's S. Fischer has hired Siv Bublitz as publishing director, effective September 18, taking over from Peter Sillem, who is leaving S. Fischer on June 30. Bublitz was previously chief executive at Ullstein. Reporting to S. Fischer president and publisher Jörg Bong, she will join the board of Holtzbrinck Publishers Germany.…

Continue reading

Yes, Mbue's Behold the Dreamers Is New Oprah Pick

As suggested here earlier in the month by booksellers, a just-published paperback edition of Imbolo Mbue's debut novel Behold the Dreamers is the latest "summer" pick for Oprah's Book Club. Winfrey declares -- in another videotaped announcement first posted at Amazon, which continues its undeclared/undefined but clearly official and close…

Continue reading

Briefs: Bookselling and More

Bookselling A couple of weeks ago Book Expo announced a preliminary count of 7,425 attendees at the mots recent, saying the group was "comprised primarily of booksellers, librarians, retailers and media." But a new infographic from the show provides a more precise count of 1,289 booksellers & retailers, and 1,597 librarians…

Continue reading

Roy's Novel Tops Amazon's 20 Best Books of the Year So Far

Amazon issued their list of the 20 best books of 2017 so far on Wednesday afternoon, along with a package of selections across 12 categories. (Our preview advice was correct on Roy, Saunders, Hamid, Gay, and Grann, and though Tinti  did not make Amazon's top picks). Their top 20 (including…

Continue reading

People, Awards, Etc.

Keith Wallman has joined Diversion Books as senior editor. He was most recently senior editor at Lyons Press. At Crown Publishing Group, Liz Wetzel has been promoted to publicity manager for Crown, Hogarth, Tim Duggan Books, and Broadway Books. Maya Lane moves up to associate publicist for Crown Archetype, Three…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

Nick Amphlett has been promoted to associate editor at William Morrow. Kendra Newton has been promoted to marketing director for Dey Street Books. Eugenia Pakalik has joined Chronicle Books as director of trade sales (she was director of sales and operations and distributions services for Norton). Becca Hunt has joined…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

Former publishing executive Dick McCullough, 67, died last week following a battle with brain tumors. Mike Shatzkin has posted a testimonial to "the best leader I ever met in the corporate world." He notes: "Dick was not an unconventional person, but he loved eccentricity in other people. He wasn't a…

Continue reading

Awards: Americans Take Carnegie and Greenaway, and More

For the first time, Americans won both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's top children's book prizes. Ruta Sepetys won the Carnegie Medal for Salt to the Sea (Penguin Children's/Puffin), and Lane Smith won the Kate Greenaway Medal category with picture book There is a Tribe of Kids (Roaring Brook Press/Two…

Continue reading