Friday, January 11, 2019

Publishers Lunch

Caroline Osborn has joined Simon & Schuster Children's as subsidiary rights manager. She was most recently in subsidiary rights at Little, Brown Children's.

Derek Reed has been promoted to senior editor, Currency, Convergent, and Crown Forum.

Cami Miller has been promoted to director for mass market sales at Harper Christian.

At William Morrow, Eliza Rosenberry has been promoted to senior publicity manager and Camille Collins to publicity manager.

Anne Goldberg has joined Phaidon in New York, as project editor, food, reporting to executive commissioning editor Emily Takoudes. Previously she was associate editor at Ten Speed Press.

Serene Hakim has been promoted to associate agent and subrights manager at Ayesha Pande Literary.

Indigo Books & Music chief financial officer Hugues Simard is leaving the company and evp and chief supply chain officer Craig Loudon will take over as cfo on February 5.

Tracy Chevalier's next novel, A Single Thread (first called Winchester Cathedral when it was sold in 2017), has been announced for September 5, 2019 publication in the UK. Presumably Viking will follow shortly with a US pub date.

Penguin Random House Publisher Services will distribute Crooked Lane Books, starting September 1.

The ABA announced that, for the first time, they will live-stream "several author keynotes and featured talks" from Winter Institute in Albuquerque later this month.

Penguin Random House has built a pop-up library in lululemon's HUB Seventeen community space at 114 Fifth Avenue. The collection of over 1,000 titles connects PRH books from across the list with "wellness-focused readers, yoga enthusiasts and other mindful consumers." It's open through the spring, and lululemon and Penguin Random House will host book and author events in the space.

As you may recall, last year we did a lot of work on our signature "deals" data stream -- adding a number of new categories, revising our main deal reporting form, and creating a new translation rights deal reporting form. Now, by popular demand, we have posted an extensive list of tips on filling on the new forms, as well as explaining some of our policies and practices. Little section headers let you jump to deal report tips (including how to report film/tv deals; translation rights deal report tips (including how and where to note all the levels of sub-agents and primary agents, and a caution to not report more than five deals in a day); as well as some practices and quirks that come up frequently in reader mail (how we can handle everything from bestseller list credits to middle initials and character names and more). We hope you find it helpful to have this posted all in one place!

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