ABC Children’s Institute Abrams Aevitas Creative Management Ailen Lujo ALA Annual Conference Alex Hernandez Alexandra Alexandra Group Alison Behnke Alison Folino Alliance Data Allison Stegeland Alloy Entertainment Amberjack Publishing Amplify Publishing Amy Sun Anime Expo 2019 Ann Dye Anne Meadows Audrey Diestelkamp Avid Reader Press Baker Literary Scouting Bella Lacey Bob Durgy Book View Book Your Calendar Books Inc. BR Printers Brandeis University Press Broadway Books Caitlin Kirkpatrick Callisto Media Cartaphilus CarTech Auto Books Cassandra Farrin Catapult Cheryl Ringer Cheryl Segura Chicago Review Press Christine Tsai Christine Zuchora-Walske Christy Thomas Chronicle Books Chuck Errig Chuckanut Writers Conference Claiborne Smith Claire Yee Comic Con International Consortium Book Sales & Distribution Contract to Unite America Corey Berger Crown Dana Renert Daniel Germain Darin Webb David R. Godine Dayna Anderson DC Comics Disney-Hyperion Diversion Books DK Donadio & Olson Doug Stambaugh Elizabeth Khuri Chandler Elizabeth Ward Elora Weil Erin Berger Erin Casey Erinn McGrath Europa Europa Editions Evelyn Furuta Fantagraphics Francesca’s Free Spirit Publishing Gabrielle Greco Gallt and Zacker Georgia Bodnar Gina Iaquinta Goodreads Gotham Ghostwriters Granta Granta Books Hachette Book Group Hamilcar Publications Hanover Square Press Harlem Book Fair Harlequin Audio Harley Salbacka Harper Paperbacks Harper Perennial HarperCollins HarperCollins Children's Books Henry Holt & Company Highlights Press Hogarth Holly Ruck Hong Kong Book Fair Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Howard Morhaim Literary Agency Humanoids Ingram Content Group Insight Editions James Patterson Janice Potter Jennifer Chan Jenny Abrami Jeramie Orton Jill Furman Productions John Glynn Jon Michael Darga Joseph-Beth Booksellers Jules Kelly Justice Studios Justin Mitson Kandi Rich Kara Rota Kathy Wiess Katie Versluis Kim Gray Kirkus Reviews Kristen Bianco Kristin Bartelme Kristin Schulz L&L Larissa Helena Laura Barber Laura Barbiea Lauren Wein Leigh Newman Leslie Mechanic Levine Querido LIBER 2019 Lisa Erickson Little Brown and Company Little Brown Books for Young Readers Liveright Liza Brice-Dahmen Longleaf Services Macmillan Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Madeline Jones Mahima Manchanda Malati Chavali Marisa Russell Marlo Scrimizzi Mary Anne Thompson Associates Mary Rose Amoresano Massie & McQuilkin McGraw-Hill Megan Manzano Melanie Bermudez Melanie Chang Melissa Hurt Michael Caiati Michael Cashin Michael Szczerban Michelle Budzilowicz Micron Technology Molly Cusick Molly Koecher Morgan Hoit Mrs Wordsmith Natalie Green National Book Foundation Neal Simon Neil Olson Netgalley Newsday Nicole Counts Nina Berman One World Otis Chandler P.S. Literary Agency pamela dorman books Patrice Caldwell Pen America Penguin Random House Penguin Random House Publisher Services Penguin Young Readers People of Color in Publishing Pioneer Books Pippin Properties Rachael Allen Rachel Goldstein Rachel Hecht Children's Scouting Random House Children's Books Randy Egolf Readerlink RealClear Media Group RealClearBooks RealClearPolitics Reverte Management Romance Writers of America Annual Conference Rosanne Romanello Rowman & Littlefield Samantha Chmara San Antonio Book Festival Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute Sasquatch Books Scholastic Scott Gould Seoul International Book Fair Shannon Donnelly Shannon Grant Siena Koncsol Simon & Schuster Sony Music Entertainment Sourcebooks Sourcebooks Fire Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Sourcebooks Young Readers Specialty Press Springer Publishing Company St. Martin's Press Starry Forest Stephanie Calman Stephanie Winter Steve Marshall Steve Tager Studio Fun International Sue Berger Ramin Sunrise River Press Tanglewood Publishing The Infatuation Inc. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference Thomson-Shore ThrillerFest Tim Duggan Books Tim Greco Tom Beer Tom Kruse Two Rivers Distribution Veronica Moss Viking Voracious W. W. Norton Waterhouse Press Workman Publishing Xiomara Nieves Yale Publishing Course Zagat

People Round-Up, Mid-June 2019 – Publishing Trends


Lauren Wein is joining the Simon & Schuster imprint Avid Reader Press as Editorial Director on June 24. She has been working as Government Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Morgan Hoit additionally joins the imprint as Associate Advertising Manager; most lately, she was Affiliate at Jill Furman Productions. Leslie Mechanic, previously Senior Designer at Penguin Random Home, joins S&S as Associate Art Director. Shannon Grant joins as Area Sales Account Manager, shifting over from her previous position as Senior Youngsters’s Ebook Purchaser at Books Inc., and Melissa Harm, beforehand Gross sales Help Coordinator for Special Markets at HarperCollins, joins as Telesales Manager. Janice Potter, Senior Contracts Director, has retired.

Dana Renert joins Hachette E-book Group as VP of Provide Chain. Most lately she was VP, US Provide Chain Operations at Sony Music Entertainment. At Little, Brown Books for Younger Readers, Marisa Russell joins as Government Director, Publicity, efficient June 24. She has most just lately labored as Publicity Director for Penguin Younger Readers.

At Scholastic, Erin Berger has been named SVP, Advertising. She joins from Penguin Young Readers, the place she was VP and Artistic Advertising Director.

At Macmillan, Tim Greco joins as VP, Subject Sales and Publisher Liaison; he was most lately VP, Online, Digital, Clubs, and Mass Merchandise Sales at DK.

At Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Tom Kruse joins as Head of Retailer Gross sales and Operations; he had been Regional VP at Francesca’s. Randy Egolf, formerly Senior HR Supervisor, Learning Design & Improvement at Alliance Knowledge, joins as VP of Human Assets.

At Consortium E-book Gross sales & Distribution, Michael Cashin has retired from his position as VP, Publisher Providers.

Bob Durgy has joined BR Printers as SVP, Business Improvement. He was beforehand VP of Gross sales and Advertising at Thomson Shore.

Lisa Erickson, beforehand Affiliate Director of Advertising at Crown, Hogarth, Tim Duggan Books, and Broadway Books, joins Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks as Advertising Director. Rosanne Romanello is leaving her position as Associate Director of Publicity at HarperCollins Youngsters’s Books and could be reached at [email protected].

Efficient July 1, Sue Berger Ramin joins Brandeis College Press as Director. She was previously Associate Writer at David R. Godine.

At Sourcebooks, Kim Grey, previously VP of Sales and Advertising at Studio Fun International, joins as Director of Gross sales for Mass and Particular Markets. Molly Cusick, previously Senior Literary Scout at Mary Anne Thompson Associates, joins as Editor for Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Sourcebooks Young Readers, and Sourcebooks Hearth. Kandi Rich joins as Graphic Designer. Mahima Manchanda joins as Buyer Service Lead, and Samantha Chmara joins as Customer Service Consultant.

Kathy Wiess joins Europa Editions as Director of Gross sales, Advertising, and Enterprise Improvement. Most lately she was Senior Sales Director at Springer Publishing Firm.

At Humanoids, Ailen Lujo joins as Director of Sales & Advertising. She was previously Director of Books Advertising at DC Comics.

At the newly-formed Levine Querido, Alex Hernandez – recently Associate Publicist at Macmillan Youngsters’s Publishing Group – joins as Publicity Director.

Following the departures of Publisher Dayna Anderson and Managing Editor Cassandra Farrin, Amberjack Publishing has named Justin Mitson Publishing Director. Mitson, the writer of eight books, was previously Senior Supervisor at Micron Know-how.

Claiborne Smith is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Kirkus Evaluations to pursue his own writing and proceed creating the San Antonio Ebook Pageant, where he will turn out to be Literary Director on July 1. His position might be crammed by Tom Beer, previously Books Editor at Newsday.

In company news…Neil Olson has joined Massie & McQuilkin. He had been Principal at Donadio & Olson, which underwent bankruptcy liquidation final yr following vital embezzlement by the agency’s bookkeeper, Darin Webb. Patrice Caldwell is becoming a member of Howard Morhaim Literary Company as Agent, departing her earlier position as Associate Editor at Disney-Hyperion. Caldwell is the founding father of People of Colour in Publishing. At Aevitas Artistic Administration, Jon Michael Darga joins as Agent; he was formerly Assistant Editor at Crown.

On the Nationwide Guide Foundation, Natalie Green joins as Public Packages Manager. She was previously Manager, Los Angeles Packages at PEN America.

Molly Koecher, previously VP and Common Manager at Dawn River Press, Specialty Press, and CarTech Auto Books, joins Longleaf Providers as Operations Manager.

Shannon Donnelly joins Diversion Books as Advertising Supervisor, shifting over from that position at Macmillan.

At Callisto Media, Larissa Helena, previously Subsidiary Rights Supervisor and Literary Agent at Pippin Properties, joins as Overseas Rights Manager. Claire Yee, previously Editorial Coordinator at McGraw-Hill, joins as Affiliate Editor.

Kara Rota has joined Chicago Evaluate Press as Senior Editor; she beforehand held that title at St. Martin’s Press.

Evelyn Furuta joins Chronicle Books as Designer, Entertainment. She was previously Graphic Designer at Perception Editions.


Veronica Moss moves as much as turn into CEO of Goodreads following the departures of co-founders Elizabeth Khuri Chandler and Otis Chandler.

At Ingram Content material Group, Steve Marshall is now CIO.

At Penguin Random Home Writer Providers, Rachel Goldstein has been named SVP, Shopper Relations, Finance, and Technique; Chuck Errig turns into VP, Government Director of Shopper Gross sales and Technique; and Scott Gould becomes Senior Manager of Business Improvement. At Sasquatch Books, Jenny Abrami has been promoted to VP, Gross sales and Technique and Liza Brice-Dahmen has been promoted to VP, Manufacturing, whereas Daniel Germain moves up to Associate Editor. At Random Home Youngsters’s Books, Elizabeth Ward becomes Director of Digital Strategy; Alison Folino, Government Managing Producer; Kristin Schulz, Senior Advertising Manager; Jules Kelly, Advertising Supervisor; Michael Caiati, Senior Advertising Designer; and both Xiomara Nieves and Melanie Bermudez, Senior Designer. Nicole Counts is now Editor and Publishing Supervisor at One World. At Viking, Georgia Bodnar has been promoted to Editor and Amy Solar becomes Associate Editor. Jeramie Orton is now Associate Editor at Pamela Dorman Books.

Steve Tager has develop into SVP, Strategic Improvement and Enterprise Analytics at Abrams. Melanie Chang is now SVP, Advertising and Publicity for each the youngsters’s and adult packages.

At ReaderLink, Corey Berger has been promoted to SVP, Advertising and Procurement and Kristin Bartelme has been promoted to VP, Writer Relations and Advertising.

Doug Stambaugh is now VP, Director of Strategic Operations and Enterprise Improvement at Simon & Schuster. Stephanie Calman strikes up to Associate Nationwide Account Manager. Allison Stegeland has been promoted to International Gross sales Manager, and Gabrielle Greco is now Telesales Supervisor.

At Macmillan, Malati Chavali has turn out to be VP, Publishing Technique Operations. Holly Ruck has been promoted to Director, Area Gross sales. At Henry Holt & Firm, Madeline Jones is now Affiliate Editor.

Ann Dye strikes as much as Senior Director, Advertising at HarperCollins Youngsters’s Books, where Audrey Diestelkamp has grow to be Affiliate Director, Advertising. At Harlequin Audio, Christine Tsai has turn into Senior Manager, Subsidiary Rights.

At Little, Brown and Company, Erinn McGrath has been promoted to Director of Publicity and Advertising, James Patterson. Elora Weil has been promoted to Affiliate Publicist. At Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Siena Koncsol is now Associate Director, Publicity and Kristen Bianco is now Associate Publicist.

Jennifer Chan is now Advertising Director at Fantagraphics.

At Granta, Bella Lacey formally assumes the title of Publishing Director, whereas Laura Barber strikes as much as Deputy Publishing Director for Granta Books and Rachael Allen becomes Poetry Editor for Granta Books and for the magazine. Anne Meadows is now Senior Commissioning Editor.

In agency news…Erin Casey has been promoted to Affiliate Agent at Gallt and Zacker. Stephanie Winter moves up to Associate Agent at P.S. Literary Agency.

At Workman Publishing, Mary Rose Amoresano has been promoted to Assistant Manager, Mass and Club Sales.

Megan Manzano has been promoted to Associate Channel Supervisor, Retail/Skilled at Rowman & Littlefield.

Alison Behnke strikes as much as Government Editor at Free Spirit Publishing, while Christine Zuchora-Walske strikes as much as Editorial Manager.

At McGraw-Hill, Cheryl Segura (previously Cheryl Ringer) has been promoted to Senior Editor.

Both Michelle Budzilowicz and Marlo Scrimizzi have been promoted to Senior Editor at Highlights Press. Christy Thomas strikes as much as Assistant Editor.

John Glynn is now Senior Editor at Hanover Sq. Press.

Caitlin Kirkpatrick is now Artwork Editor at Chronicle Books.

At Catapult, Leigh Newman has been promoted to Editor.

At NetGalley, Nina Berman has been promoted to Affiliate Editor and Communications Coordinator, while Katie Versluis has been promoted to Sales Associate.

Gina Iaquinta has been promoted to Affiliate Editor at Liveright/W.W. Norton.

At Alloy Leisure, Laura Barbiea has been promoted to Affiliate Editor.

Harley Salbacka has been promoted to Gross sales Representative at Humanoids.


Simon & Schuster has added an array of distribution shoppers, together with, effective September 1, Mrs Wordsmith (US & Canada); October 1, Tanglewood Publishing (worldwide); and November 1, Waterhouse Press (worldwide).

In other distribution news, Two Rivers Distribution announced the addition of five new shoppers, effective August 2019: Justice Studios, Hamilcar Publications, Starry Forest, Reverte Administration, and The Infatuation Inc./Zagat.

The brand new illustrated imprint introduced by Little, Brown last fall, led by Editorial Director Michael Szczerban, now has a reputation: Voracious. It launches this fall.

RealClear Media Group, the mother or father company of RealClearPolitics, has announced the launch of a new-model ebook publishing imprint that “aims to diversify and disrupt the existing market for political books.” RealClearBooks might be a joint venture with Gotham Ghostwriters and Amplify Publishing, and its kickoff title can be Contract to Unite America by Neal Simon.

Rachel Hecht Youngsters’s Scouting and Baker Literary Scouting have been appointed as youngsters’s and adult scouts, respectively, for Hungary’s Alexandra Group, including its Európa, Alexandra, Cartaphilus, Pioneer Books, and L&L imprints.


June 16-21
The Santa Barbara Writers Convention
Santa Barbara, CA

June 19-23
Seoul International Ebook Truthful
Seoul, South Korea

June 20-25
ALA Annual Conference
Washington, DC

June 21-22
Chuckanut Writers Convention
Bellingham, WA

June 22
Sarah Lawrence School Writing Institute
Bronxville, NY

June 26-28
ABC Youngsters’s Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

June 26-28
LIBER 2019
Dublin, Eire

July Four-7
Anime Expo 2019
Los Angeles, CA

July 9-13
New York, NY

July 17-23
Hong Kong Guide Truthful
Hong Kong

July 18-21
Comic-Con International
San Diego, CA

July 20
Harlem Ebook Truthful
Harlem, NY

July 24-27
Romance Writers of America Annual Convention
New York, NY

July 28-August 2
Yale Publishing Course
New Haven, CT

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