Co-founder of Andrews McMeel Universal John McMeel, 85, died on July 7. He “never really retired, his wife said. At his death he was the company’s chairman emeritus.” The NYT notes, “Indefatigably sunny, Mr. McMeel had the optimism — and the stamina — of a true salesman.” Company chair Hugh Andrews — son of Kathy […]
LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED author Jenny Lawson’s Alamo Heights, TX bookstore Nowhere opened for public browsing on July 19 (it has done curbside and online sales since 2020). The store includes a bar, which will open when San Antonio’s COVID vaccination rate reaches over 80 percent.
At PRH, Chelsea Vaughn is stepping down as vp, director of publishing operations, business process and support on September 30 to spend more time with her family. Janet Rasche is appointed svp, director of publishing support, returning to the company after a nine-year absence, most recently at Macmillan as vp, operations planning.
Katie Kitamura, Chuck Wendig, Rachel Yoder, and Karin Slaughter lead this week’s fiction releases, while nonfiction includes I ALONE CAN FIX IT, THE CULT OF WE and more. 17 new works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-july-20-efeded05-b50e-4ba9-8be5-cb8f5f6064e8 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Fiction_Publishing_July_/219576 7 new nonfiction titles https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-july-20 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Nonfiction_Publishing_July_/219577 We consult a number of sources in compiling our weekly lists and PM members […]
Random House will publish a memoir by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex in “late 2022,” with a simultaneous audiobook edition released by Penguin Random House Audio. Penguin Random House Canada will publish in Canada, and Transworld will publish in the UK, with additional territories to be announced. Page Six says that Harry has been […]
Jackie Kim has joined Hay House as marketing director overseeing book marketing and PR.