Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn is leaving after 34 years at the newspaper (18 as book editor). In this column, "she looks back at notable adventures and thanks you, the readers and writers who built our city of literature."
IPG will handle North American sales and distribution for Albert Whitman, beginning with the publisher's digital frontlist as of February 1, and adding all print and digital titles as of April 1. Whitman has been handling their own distribution.
Fordham University Press will move their distribution to Ingram Publisher Services as of July 1, and this month the press itself is relocating from the university's Bronx campus to their Manhattan campus near Lincoln Center.
Fox Chapel Publishing has acquired Lumina Media's book division, comprising 330 print and 440 digital titles in categories such as dog, horse, reptile, pet care, home gardening, transportation, farm, and rural life. Fox Chapel will launch a new imprint, Companion House Press, to market the new line of books and products, with Lumina Media managing editor for books Christopher Reggio overseeing the imprint as director of product development and editorial operations.
Abrams will also publish a collection of Women's March images, WHY I MARCH, set for publication on February 21. The company says all royalties will be donated to "nonprofits affiliated with the march."
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, by Jennifer Ryan
The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
My Not So Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella
The Mother's Promise, by Sally Hepworth
Always, by Sarah Jio
The White Russian: A Novel of Paris, by Vanora Bennett
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
Setting Free the Kites, by Alex George
At iBooks, the fiction picks include Saunders and Nguyen, adding All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso. In nonfiction, it's:
How to Murder Your Life, by Cat Marnell
Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari
The Brain Defense, by Kevin Davis
Elizabeth Bishop, by Megan Marshall
Hit Makers, by Derek Thompson
And for Young Adult:
Here We Are, by Kelly Jensen
Girl Rising, by Tanya Lee Stone
The Goldfish Boy, by Lisa Thompson
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
The Cruelty, by Scott Bergstrom