Saturday, May 20, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Ian Buruma has been named editor of The New York Review of Books, succeeding co-founder Robert B. Silvers who died recently. Buruma has been a regular contributor to The New York Review since 1985, in addition to other publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, and La Repubblica. He is also the Paul W. Williams Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College. Publisher Rea Hederman said in the release, "Ian's long relationship with both founding editors will preserve the editorial quality and independence for which the Review has been known since its first issue in 1963."

Leah Miller will join Grand Central Life & Style as senior editor, starting May 30. Most recently she was senior editor at Rodale.

Ben Hyman will join Bloomsbury USA on June 5 as senior editor for nonfiction in the adult trade division, reporting to Nancy Miller. Previously, he was associate editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Scholastic announced a number of promotions and appointments. Lizette Serrano was promoted to senior director of educational marketing and event strategy, while Rachel Feld moved up to senior director of marketing. Michelle Campbell becomes marketing manager; Devin MacDonald is assistant marketing manager; and Vaishali Nayak is now senior marketing coordinator. Abby Stahlman moves up to to senior designer for marketing.

Samantha Palazzi has moved over to publishing manager for the Chicken House and David Fickling Books imprints. She was previously project manager at Scholastic in the national partnerships department. In new hires, Matthew Poulter is marketing manager for educational marketing (he was at the Children's Book Council); Shara Zaval is marketing manager for picture books (she was US publicity and marketing manager at Faber & Faber); and Vanessa Han is a designer at Klutz (she was a designer at Penguin Random House).

At Workman, Vanessa Karalis has been promoted to assistant manager of sales operations. Cheryl Clayton joins as senior manager of digital operations; previously she was metadata operations manager at Norton. Olivia Swomley has joined from HarperCollins as an associate editor for children's. Elissa Santos, who has been at Workman part-time, joins the production department full-time as typesetter. Kayla Burson has been hired as assistant manager of mail order, specialty wholesale, and online retail. She was previously in the special markets department at Penguin Random House. Zelina Bennett has joined as a digital marketing coordinator for the Workman imprint.

Victoria Chao joined Chronicle Books as design studio manager (she was marketing consultant for Square); while Michelle Park joined as visual content coordinator (she was marketing and creative designer for Saint Frank Coffee).

Canada's McGill University is relaunching the
Cundill History Prize, now in its tenth year, "to highlight history writing as a way to illuminate the truth at a time in world affairs when informed, factual debate is increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise." The prize will provide the winner with $75,000.

The Full Buzz Books Young Adult Roster

Yesterday we listed the complete roster of 40 great adult authors and excerpts packed into our new free ebook Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter sampler, and today we're proud to feature all of the young adult authors and excerpts in Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult: Fall/Winter. Since we first launched YA as its own Buzz Books collection at BEA four years ago, these editions have been particularly popular with consumers, and this edition is perfectly suited for sharing with passionate YA fans at BookCon. (Fan reviews of the YA edition are already pouring in online: "Whenever I see a new Buzz Books is available I run to it! I love the idea of getting exposed to a book I normally wouldn't pick up"; "This was the best edition of Buzz Books in recent memory!")

Right now both the
YA and adult editions are featured in the Bestsellers carousel at iBooks, or you can find them in all major ebookstores. To download the trade editions -- with publicity and marketing info, and click-throughs for full galleys, get an EPUB file from us or go to NetGalley for any platform. Remember to join us via #BuzzBooks2017 and help bring the excitement of the fall season to readers everywhere.

Here is the complete list of the terrific authors and excerpts featured in our new edition. Authors appearing at Book Expo are noted with an asterisk:

*Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess, SOLO (Blink)
Melissa Bashardoust, GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS (Flatiron)
Kathryn Berla, THE HOUSE AT 758 (Amberjack)
Adrianne Finlay, YOUR ONE & ONLY (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Sara Holland, EVERLESS (HarperTeen)
*Gregory Scott Katsoulis, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (Harlequin TEEN)
Will Kostakis,THE SIDEKICKS (Harlequin TEEN)
*Jen Lancaster, THE GATEKEEPERS (Harlequin TEEN)
*Marie Lu, WARCROSS (G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)
Lauren Miller, ALL THINGS NEW (Three Saints Press)
*Marieke Nijkamp, BEFORE I LET GO (Sourcebooks Fire)
*Tochi Onyebuchi, BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT (Razorbill)
Jessica Pennington, LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES (Tor Teen)

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