800-CEO-READ Abby Endler Abrams Ace/Berkley Aconyte Advocate Agnes Ahlander Turner AJC Decatur Book Festival Alexandra Primiani Allison Devlin Allison Hellegers Ally McNamara Amanda German Amberjack Publishing Amy Caldwell Amy Dunkin Amy Kaneko Andrea Flick-Nesbit Anika Bates Anna Bernard Aram Fox Arcadia Publishing Asmodee Association of American Publishers Athena Bryan Aurora Bell Ave Maria Press Avid Reader Press Beacon Press Becky Celestina Beijing International Book Fair Beniamino Ambrosi Berkley Berkley/New American Library Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Children’s Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference Book View Book Your Calendar Bookcase Literary Agency Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors Brandon Brattleboro Literary Festival Britannica Books Britannica Group Brittany Kennel Brittany Mitchell Brooklyn Book Festival Bryn Clark Buffalo Heritage Press CamCat Publishing Candace Finn Carmen Álvarez Caroline Payne Carolyn Bodkin Carolyn Seyster Carrie Swetonic Casemate Group Catapult Cathrin Weinstein Cenveo Chris Puzzo Christina Amini Chronicle Books Cindy Uh Collins Press Columba Press Counterpoint Countryman Press Currach Daniel Marrs Danielle Plafsky Dayna Anderson Debbie Engel DesignerBooks Digital Book World Conference & Expo Disney Book Group Disruption Books DK Dragon Con Dufour Editions Dutton Dystel Goderich & Bourret Eastwood Eddie Gamarra Edward Maxwell Eland Publishing Elisabeth Ferrari Elyse Marshall Emily Dyer Equinox Books Erewhon Eva Zimmerman Eva Zimmerman PR ExpertUP Consulting F&W Flatiron FlatWorld Foundry Literary & Media Frankfurt Book Fair Gabrielle Bellot Gary Jansen Gayatri Patnaik Gill & MacMillan Gill Books Goblinshead Goteborg Book Fair Guernica Editions Hachette Book Group Hannah Babcock Hannah Hecht Harbor Springs Festival of the Book Harlem Book Fair Harmony Rodale Harper Horizon HarperCollins HarperCollins Children's Books HarperCollins Focus Hillary Sames History Book Festival Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Image Books Independent Publishers Group Ingram Content Group Ingram Publishers Services Inkyard Press Insight Editions Interlude Press International Literacy Association Conference iSeek Jackie De Leo Jackie Karneth Jane Graf Janklow & Nesbit Jantar Publishing Jasmine Miranda Jennifer Diiulio Jennifer Vance Jenny Stephens Jessica Papin Jin Yu JKS Communications Jocelyn Lange Johanna Gustavsson John Norris Jordana Kulak Julie Buntin Juliette Koronkiewicz K.J. Grow Kate Everingham Katharina Gadow Katie Boland Katie Boni Kelly Lake Killer Nashville Klutz Knopf Kyle Marsacola Latest Laura Hernandez Lauren Donovan Lauren Monaco Lauren Rosenthal Leah Pennywark Leslie Davisson Liffey Press Linda Schmidt Lindsay Boggs Lindsey Kennedy Lindsey Smith Little Bigfoot Little Brown Lonely Planet Lovepop Loyola Press Lui Simpson Macmillan Audio Macmillan Podcasts Madison Perdue Maria B. Campbell Associates Maria Napolitano Martin Cahill Mary Francis McGraw-Hill Education Melville House Michael Zarley Michelle Denny Michelle Kim Michelle Margulis Midpoint Trade Mike Evans Miya Kumangai MJ Johnston Morrow Group Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association National Association of Home Builders National Book Festival New England Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference New York Comic Con Nickelodeon Nicole Morano Nivia Evans Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show O’Brien Press Oceanview Publishing Olivia Russo One Idea Press Orbit Orbit Books Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Trade Show Pamela Barricklow Papillote Press Pavilion Publishing and Media Pegasus Books Penguin Children's Penguin Press Penguin Publishing Group Penguin Random House Audio Penguin Random House Publisher Services Penguin Young Readers Penn Press Peter George Pomegranate Communications Porchlight Book Company Public Affairs Rachel Sanders Rafael Chaiken Random House Children's Books Readerlink Readerlink Distribution Services Rebecca Brewer Rebecca Hunt Rights People Royal British Columbia Museum Salmon Publishing Sam Morgan Sandstone Press Sanford J. Greenburger Associates Sarah Guan Sarah Murphy Sarah New Sarah Phair Sasquatch Books Scholastic Scholastic Trade Shambhala Shambhala Publications Shara Zaval Shina Patel Simon & Schuster Soft Skull Press Somerville Press Sounds True Sourcebooks Sourcebooks Casablanca Sourcebooks Landmark Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show Speilburg Literary Agency Stanford University Press Stefani Sloma Stella Cabot Wilson Sterling Lord Literistic Stimola Literary Studio SUNY Press Taraneh Djangi Tarquin Group Taylan Salvati Terra Galleria Press The Gotham Group The Heartland Fall Forum The Lotts Agency The Village Trip Theresa Capan Thieme USA Thomas Nelson Thompson Literary Agency Tom Mis Trident Media Group University of Michigan Press University of Pennsylvania University of South Carolina Press Vagabond Voices Publishing Weldon Owen Wendi Gu What on Earth Publishing Whitney Berger Wild Rose Collective Wizard World Comic Con Word on the Street Toronto Wordwell Books Workman Publishing Writer’s Digest Conference Y Lolfa

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


At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mike Evans joins as Chief Income Officer on September 16. He was most lately Chief Monetary Officer at McGraw-Hill Schooling. Rachel Sanders, most lately Advertising Director at ReaderLink, joins as Director, Area Sales and Events. Moreover, Debbie Engel has retired as VP, Subsidiary Rights.

Jackie De Leo, previously VP of Merchandising and Product Management at ReaderLink, rejoins the Disney E-book Group as VP of Gross sales. Jennifer Diiulio joins as VP of Sales, Target.

Olivia Russo joins Penguin Youngsters’s as Senior Director, Publicity on September 3. She was previously Publicity Director at HarperCollins Youngsters’s Books. At Penguin Random House Writer Providers, Allison Devlin has joined as Director, Shopper Providers. She was most lately VP, Sales and Advertising at F+W. At Concord Rodale, Lindsey Kennedy joins as Assistant Director of Publicity; she had been Publicity Manager at Sounds True. At Penguin Random House Audio, Juliette Koronkiewicz, previously Digital Advertising Manager at Unilever/Sundial Manufacturers, joins as Senior Social Media Supervisor. At Random House Youngsters’s Books, Anika Bates joins as Advertising Coordinator; Michelle Kim, formerly Designer, Instructor Assets at Scholastic, joins as Designer, Manufacturers and Licensing; and Laura Hernandez, previously Advertising Coordinator at DK, joins as Affiliate Digital Advertising Supervisor. Sarah New joins Knopf as Publicist, shifting over from her previous position as Affiliate Publicist at Bloomsbury, while Danielle Plafsky strikes from her position as Assistant Director of Advertising at Knopf to grow to be Associate Advertising Director at Penguin Press. Rebecca Brewer has departed her position as Editor at Ace/Berkley and might be reached at [email protected].

At Arcadia Publishing, Amy Kaneko joins as Director of Nationwide Gross sales and Advertising; she had beforehand worked in Packaging, Customized, and Proprietary Sales for Weldon Owen, Insight Editions, and iSeek. Kaneko replaces Kate Everingham, who will transition to Director of Gross sales Operations on September Three earlier than formally departing the company on December 3.

At Harper Horizon, a brand new nonfiction imprint from HarperCollins Focus specializing in memoirs, biographies, and self-assist, Andrea Flick-Nesbit (formerly Director of Content Acquisition at Ingram Content Group) joins as VP, Writer. On the Morrow Group, Pamela Barricklow joins as Government Managing Editor, a title she previously held at Berkley/New American Library. Brittany Mitchell, previously Assistant Supervisor, Faculty & Library Advertising at Bloomsbury, joins Inkyard Press as Advertising Supervisor.

In agency news…Maria Napolitano, formerly Scout at Aram Fox, joins Bookcase Literary Agency as Agent. Allison Hellegers joins Stimola Literary Studio on August 12 as Literary Agent and Subrights Director; she was previously Overseas Rights Director and US Co-Agent for Rights People. At Speilburg Literary Company, Lindsey Smith, Co-Founder of One Concept Press and the Wild Rose Collective, joins as Agent. Sam Morgan joins The Lotts Agency as Literary Agent; he previously held that title at Foundry Literary + Media. Wendi Gu returns to Sanford J. Greenburger Associates as Agent, having spent the final two years working at Janklow & Nesbit as Affiliate Agent, and Sarah Phair joins SJGA as Agent, having beforehand held that title at Trident Media Group. Cindy Uh has departed Thompson Literary Agency, the place she was Senior Literary Agent. Becoming a member of JKS Communications are Jennifer Vance, Publicist, previously Designer and Copy Editor at the Advocate; Jackie Karneth, Publicist; and Brittany Kennel, Digital Advertising Specialist.

Michael Zarley joins Sourcebooks as Controller. Michelle Denny also joins the company as Reprint Purchaser, Manufacturing.

At Avid Reader Press, Alexandra Primiani, previously Associate Director of Publicity at Melville Home, joined as Publicity Supervisor. Leslie Davisson joins Simon & Schuster as National Accounts Supervisor, shifting over from her earlier position as Sales and Advertising Director at Pomegranate Communications.

Katharina Gadow joins Workman Publishing as National Account Supervisor, On-line Sales. She was beforehand National Account Manager at DK. At Erewhon, Sarah Guan, previously Associate Editor at Orbit Books, joins as Editor and Martin Cahill joins as Advertising and Publicity Manager.

Hannah Hecht, formerly Subsidiary Rights Coordinator at Penguin Young Readers, joins Abrams as Subsidiary Rights Supervisor.

Hannah Babcock, these days Assistant Manager, Subrights at Abrams, joins Scholastic Commerce as Rights and Co-Edition Manager. Carolyn Seyster joins Klutz as Senior Product/Toy Designer, shifting over from her earlier position as Toy Designer at Nickelodeon.

At Bloomsbury, Jasmine Miranda, previously Advertising Coordinator at Scholastic, joins as Assistant Advertising Manager.

In Catapult’s writing program, Gabrielle Bellot joins as Head Instructor.

At Melville Home, Athena Bryan joins as Editor. Previously she was Assistant Editor at Public Affairs.

Miya Kumangai joins Little, Brown as Assistant Editor.

Eva Zimmerman joins Chronicle Books as Youngsters’s Publicist. She was previously working at her personal freelance publicity company, Eva Zimmerman PR.

At Pegasus Books, Lauren Rosenthal joins as Publicist.

Gary Jansen has joined Loyola Press as Government Editor, Acquisitions. Most lately he was Government Editor and Director of Image Books.

The College of South Carolina Press has employed Aurora Bell as Acquisitions Editor. She was beforehand Affiliate Editor at Countryman Press.

Leah Pennywark is becoming a member of the College of Minnesota Press as Humanities Acquisitions Editor, shifting over from her previous position as Assistant Editor at Stanford University Press.

At Ave Maria Press, Daniel Marrs, these days Publisher of the Thomas Nelson Bible Group, joins as VP and Editorial Director. Also becoming a member of is new VP and Director of Finance and Operations Kyle Marsacola.

At Cenveo, Kelly Lake joins as International Head of Corporate Learning. She is the CEO and Founding father of ExpertUP Consulting.

Eddie Gamarra, formerly Literary Manager at The Gotham Group, joins Nickelodeon as VP, Studio Improvement.

Dayna Anderson joins Equinox Books, a brand new imprint of CamCat Publishing specializing in style fiction, as Associate Publisher. She had been serving as Writer at Amberjack Publishing.

Mary Francis joins Penn Press at the University of Pennsylvania as Director. She had worked as Editorial Director of the University of Michigan Press since 2015.

Jane Graf, formerly US Group Gross sales Director on the Casemate Group, has left the company and could be reached at [email protected].

At Amberjack Publishing, Madison Perdue has left her position as Appearing Advertising Director.

Chris Puzzo joins FlatWorld as VP, Product & Engineering. He was beforehand Director of Engineering at Lovepop.


Peter George turns into Chief Know-how Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Amy Dunkin turns into EVP, Common Manager of Professional Providers. Candace Finn is now Director of Subsidiary Rights.

On the Association of American Publishers, Lui Simpson has been promoted to SVP of International Coverage.

Elyse Marshall has been promoted to VP, Government Director of Publicity at Penguin Young Readers, the place Lindsay Boggs has also been promoted to Associate Director of Publicity, while Jocelyn Lange moves as much as grow to be Director of Worldwide Rights and Proprietary Publishing at Random House Youngsters’s Books. Carrie Swetonic has been promoted to Senior Government Director, Backlist Nonfiction at Penguin Publishing Group, the place Lauren Monaco additionally moves up to SVP, Group Sales Director. At Penguin Random Home Audio, Taraneh Djangi is now Associate Director, Strategic Advertising; Nicole Morano strikes as much as Senior Publicity Supervisor; Theresa Capan turns into Director of Artwork and Design; and Linda Schmidt turns into Director of Undertaking Management and Art/Design. At Berkley, Jin Yu turns into Deputy Director, Advertising. At Penguin Press, Shina Patel is now Advertising Coordinator. Caroline Payne is now Advertising Coordinator at Dutton. At Knopf, Abby Endler is now Publicist.

At ReaderLink Distribution Providers, John Norris has been promoted to VP, Product Management and Advertising.

At Scholastic, Lauren Donovan is now Senior Director of Publicity, Elisabeth Ferrari turns into Senior Publicist, Taylan Salvati becomes Publicist, and Jordana Kulak turns into Publicity Coordinator. Carmen Alvarez and Shara Zaval have each been promoted to Senior Advertising Supervisor.

Carolyn Bodkin is now Director, Overseas Rights at HarperCollins.

At Chronicle Books, Rebecca Hunt has been promoted to Editorial Director, Leisure and Christina Amini has been promoted to Government Publishing Director, Grownup Trade.

Gayatri Patnaik will, on September 1, take on the title of Affiliate Director of Beacon Press in addition to her present position as Editorial Director. Amy Caldwell has been promoted to Associate Editorial Director.

Cathrin Weinstein has been appointed Managing Director of Thieme USA.

At Shambhala Publications, Okay.J. Grow has been promoted to Publisher of Shambhala, the corporate’s fundamental imprint.

In agency information…Agnes Ahlander Turner has been promoted to Government Vice President at Maria B. Campbell Associates, while Beniamino Ambrosi and Johanna Gustavsson each turn into Vice President. Jessica Papin is now VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. At Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Edward Maxwell strikes up to Agent. Jenny Stephens turns into Agent at Sterling Lord Literistic.

Julie Buntin is now Editor-at-Giant at Catapult. She could be contacted at [email protected]. Stella Cabot Wilson has been promoted to Writing Packages Coordinator. Additionally, Katie Boland moves as much as develop into Guide Occasions and Programming Manager at Catapult, Counterpoint, and Smooth Cranium Press.

At Sasquatch Books, Whitney Berger has been appointed Associate Manager of Advertising and Publicity for Little Bigfoot.

At Macmillan Podcasts, Becky Celestina and Tom Mis have turn into Producers, and Michelle Margulis is now Ad Operations Specialist. Emily Dyer strikes as much as Affiliate Advertising Supervisor at Macmillan Audio. Bryn Clark has been promoted to Editor at Flatiron, where Sarah Murphy has also been promoted to Government Editor.

At SUNY Press, Rafael Chaiken has been promoted to Acquisitions Editor.

MJ Johnston has been promoted to Affiliate Editor at Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark. Stefani Sloma is now Assistant Advertising Supervisor at Sourcebooks Casablanca.

At Orbit, Hillary Sames is now Assistant Editor and Nivia Evans is now Editor.

Anna Bernard is now Publicist at Bloomsbury Youngsters’s, whereas Katie Boni turns into Associate Publicist within the adult division.

At Workman Publishing, Amanda German has been promoted to Present Sales Coordinator and Ally McNamara has been promoted to Gross sales Coordinator, Commerce Gross sales.



Starting in spring 2020, Simon & Schuster will distribute Aconyte, a new fiction imprint from games writer and distributor Asmodee, within the US and Canada.

Effective October 1, Casemate Group will deal with North American distribution for Dufour Editions, which publishes beneath its own imprint in addition to distributing dozens of British, Irish, and Scottish publishers. Of those, fifteen have transferred to the brand new association: Columba Press (including Currach), Dufour Editions, Eland Publishing, Gill Books (previously referred to as Gill & MacMillan and together with Collins Press), Goblinshead, Jantar Publishing, Liffey Press, O’Brien Press (together with Brandon), Papillote Press, Salmon Publishing, Sandstone Press, Somerville Press, Vagabond Voices Publishing, Wordwell Books (including Eastwood) and Y Lolfa. With this arrangement, Casemate now turns into the most important distributor of Celtic books in North America.

Unbiased Publishers Group has expanded its record of shopper publishers. Beginning September 1, IPG will deal with distribution for the Royal British Columbia Museum, and Midpoint Commerce, acquired by IPG last yr, will deal with distribution for Oceanview Publishing, Tarquin Group, Guernica Editions, and Buffalo Heritage Press. Earlier this yr IPG added Disruption Books, Interlude Press, the National Association of House Builders, Pavilion Publishing and Media, and DesignerBooks.

Ingram Publishers Providers now handles sales and distribution in the US and Canada for Terra Galleria Press.

Effective March 2020, Lonely Planet will transfer sales, customer support, and distribution within the US and Latin America to Hachette Ebook Group. Distribution had beforehand been handled instantly from the writer’s Oakland, CA warehouse.

800-CEO-READ has officially changed its identify to Porchlight Guide Firm. Along with the new identify, the company will even debut a new web site, publish two month-to-month bestseller lists, and broaden its editorial coverage.

Britannica Group is partnering with What on Earth Publishing to launch Britannica Books, a “fun-reference imprint” for youngsters ages Three-14. The primary record will debut in fall 2020, and the imprint will publish 5-10 titles a yr.



August 21-25
Beijing Worldwide Ebook Truthful
Beijing, China

August 22-25
E-book Passage Thriller Writers Conference
Corte Madera, CA

August 22-25
Killer Nashville
Nashville, TN

August 22-25
Wizard World Comedian Con
Chicago, IL

August 23-25
Writer’s Digest Conference
New York, NY

August 29-September 2
Dragon Con
Atlanta, GA

August 30-September 1
AJC Decatur E-book Pageant
Decatur, GA

August 31
National E-book Pageant
Washington, DC

September 5-8
Bookmarks Pageant of Books and Authors
Winston-Salem, NC

September 10-12
Digital Guide World Convention + Expo
Nashville, TN

September 13-15
Southern Unbiased Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show
New Orleans, LA

September 16-23
Brooklyn Ebook Pageant
Brooklyn, NY

September 20-21
Northern California Unbiased Booksellers Affiliation Discovery Show
San Francisco, CA

September 21-22
Phrase on the Road Toronto
Toronto, ON

September 26-29
Göteborg E-book Truthful
Gothenburg, Sweden

September 26-29
The Village Journey
New York, NY

September 27-28
Southern California Unbiased Booksellers Affiliation Commerce Show
San Gabriel, CA

September 27-29
Harbor Springs Pageant of the Ebook
Harbor Springs, MI

September 27-29
Historical past Ebook Pageant
Lewes, DE

October 2-four
New England Unbiased Booksellers Affiliation Fall Convention
Providence, RI

October 2-four
The Heartland Fall Discussion board
Cleveland, OH

October 3-6
New York Comic-Con
New York, NY

October 6-8
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Affiliation Commerce Present
Portland, OR

October 10-12
Mountain and Plains Unbiased Booksellers Association
Denver, CO

October 10-13
Worldwide Literacy Association Convention
New Orleans, LA

October 16-20
Frankfurt Guide Truthful
Frankfurt, Germany

October 17-20
Brattleboro Literary Pageant
Brattleboro, VT

October 18-20
Wizard World Comic Con
Columbus, OH

October 20
Harlem E-book Truthful
Harlem, NY

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