In the publicity department at William Morrow: Jack Womack has been promoted to associate director; and Brianne Halverson and Jennifer Slattery have been promoted to senior publicity manager. CQ Press has hired Ronald Parisi as national sales manager for the reference information group, servicing schools, libraries, and businesses. He was national sales manager, medical markets at ProQuest.
Ed Champion confirms that Kris Lindgren is the other member of the Los Angeles Times Book Review team being laid off: “Her last day is Friday. This is a terrible loss for the books section. I worked with Kris on a few reviews, and she was a fantastic editor, often forcing me to come up with some taut sentences in a very small window of time.”Blog post
As part of the combination of buyouts and layoffs cutting deeply at the Tribune Company’s Hartford Courant (where they intend to eliminate 25 percent of editorial pages), books editor since 2002 Carole Goldberg is leaving the paper.
Book review editor (and arts writer) at The Tennessean Jonathan Marx e-mailed contacts to let them know he has left the newspaper to take a job as publications manager for the Nashville Symphony. Del Commune Enterprises is now scouting in France for Calmann-Levy and Le Livre du Poche and in Spain for Salamandra Ediciones. As of August 1, they will also scout for Jorge Zahar Editor in Brazil.
Lane Jantzen will join Random House as imprint sales director for Random House Publisher Servies, reporting to Skip Dye. on July 21st. He will work with North Atlantic Books, Shambhala, Osprey Publishing, Steerforth Press, Vertical, Welcome Books, Hatherleigh Press, New York Review Books, and Other Press. Jantzen has been Director of National Accounts Marketing at Perseus Books Group with primary responsibility for Barnes & Noble. At Scholastic‘s trade publishing division, David Posner has been hired Subsidiary Rights Associate. He has had several positions with literary and talent agencies, as well as in the film industry. In promotions, Jonathan Valuckas has […]
NYT Book Review editor and essayist Rachel Donadio announced via e-mail that she is leaving TBR to work as the Times’ bureau chief in Rome, starting this fall.Observer item