Taylor Maccoux has been promoted to assistant editor at Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.
Samantha Allen joins Chronicle Books as subsidiary rights manager. Previously she was subsidiary rights manager at Simon & Schuster Children's.
Britt Siess has joined Martin Literary & Media Management as an associate literary agent. She was in the sales division at Quarto.
Jill Corcoran is leaving Transatlantic Agency to become director, published licensing sales at Smithsonian Enterprises starting October 1. Corcoran's current clients will be represented by Transatlantic's seven children's agents based in New York, Boston, Portland, Toronto, and Chicago.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers president and chief executive Mark Wilson "lost his job" on Friday, after 12 years with the company (which operates three bookstores). Wilson told the Lexington Herald Leader, "Until I sort through a few things I would prefer not to make any comment."
Reese Witherspoon's September pick is Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
There will be a memorial service for Russell Freedman on Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 pm at Saint Peter's Church in NYC. Visitors are asked to RSVP.