Emma Brodie will join William Morrow as a senior editor on January 3, reporting to Cassie Jones.
Seasonal celebrations have included a gathering of the international sales community last week hosted by Penguin Random House svp, director, international sales and marketing Cyrus Kheradi to honor four retired executives from the PRH family who helped spread US trade books around the world. They were former Feffer & Simons distributor and Bantam executive David Kotick, who turned 90 this month, and Alun Davies, Bob Michel, Sandy Friedman--who ran, respectively the Bantam/Bantam Doubleday Dell, NAL, and Random House international sales efforts in the sixties, seventies, eighties, and nineties. In a toast Kheradi noted that their "journey has helped shape today's US book publishing international sales teams, leading to tremendous growth globally for American book exports," calling their efforts "a guiding light which has inspired us to reach more markets and readers around the world."
Riverhead has released their jacket design for Paula Hawkins' INTO THE WATER (May 2, 2017), once again designed by Scribner art director and freelance designer Jaya Miceli. She tells EW, "It's rich and creepy and suspenseful." Like the two sisters in the book who turn up dead at the bottom of a river, Miceli put the title type underneath a fish and photographed it through the water.