Friday, August 12, 2016

News from Publishers Lunch

Simon & Schuster Children's announced a number of promotions and recent hires across various imprints. Sarah McCabe has been promoted to assistant editor, Simon Pulse. Nina Simoneaux has joined Aladdin as junior designer. Previously she was a design assistant at Random House Children's, working on the Knopf, Crown, Delacorte, and Wendy Lamb imprints.

Regina Flath has joined Random House Children's as senior designer. Previously she was a senior designer at Simon & Schuster Children's. In addition, Jaclyn Whalen has joined as designer. Previously she was a design associate at Vintage/Anchor.

Annie Stone has joined BookBub as an account manager, where she will work with publishers in international territories including Canada, the UK, and Australia. Previously she was an editor at Alloy Entertainment.

Following the coordinated global release and international tour introduced last November for Jeff Kinney's tenth Wimpy Kid book, the author's travel map is expanding. As part of this November's publication of Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down, Kinney will visit 9 cities in the US as well as 11 other countries (so far including France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and Canada, with two more to come).

Not Forthcoming
A New York Post report claiming that the NYT "is weighing ending the print edition of its Sunday magazine" and "making the weekly book review section online-only" as part of cost-cutting considerations has been strenuously denied on Twitter by both NYTBR editor Pamela Paul and Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein. Paul, in one of several tweets on the matter Thursday morning,
said: "Story is completely false. NYTBR and NYT Magazine are staying in print and online." Silverstein added: "Cutting print mag and book review not even a subject of discussion at NYT. Laughable."

Sesame Street is partnering with Running Press on a number of new books and products, including six deluxe story book and treasury collections, an inspirational book for adults, and four titles in Running Press's mini kit format. The partnership begins this fall with A Very Elmo Christmas, with The Goodnight Elmo Kit following in February and Sesame Street I Can Do It!: A Treasury of Stories in April

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