Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Publishers Lunch

Thames & Hudson's publishing director Sophy Thompson will be promoted to ceo and publisher as of April 12, when Rolf Grisebach departs.

Anne Speyer has been promoted to senior editor at Ballantine Bantam Dell.

Nichole Argyres has been promoted to senior publishing manager, St. Martin's publishing group.

At Tom Doherty Associates, Megan Barnard has been promoted to adpromo assistant creative director; Julia Bergen has been promoted to adpromo associate marketing manager; and Kristin Temple has been promoted to assistant editor.

Maria Gomez has been promoted to executive editor at Montlake Romance.

At Chronicle Books, Aubrey Rojas has joined as social media manager, adult trade. Previously, she worked in integrated marketing at Gymboree. Julia Patrick has been promoted to editor, entertainment, and Sahara Clement has been promoted to assistant editor, entertainment.

The Book Industry Study Group has nominated Andrew Savikas of getAbstract US to serve as chair, starting July 1. Also nominated for two-year board positions are: Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, Ingram Content Group; David Hetherington, knk Software; Dan Kok, Crossway; Kempton Mooney, NPD Group; and Patricia Simoes, Rakuten Kobo.

Micawber's Books in St. Paul is closing for good on April 14, after owner Tom Bielenberg slipped on ice and badly injured himself. Bielenberg, who has owned the bookstore since 2003, broke his pelvis and two ribs and dislocated several vertebrae, and will need months of rehab. He said, "I'm realizing it's a long haul. I can't just not take in money for three or four months. People volunteering is great, but it would be hard to put together."

Hopkins Fulfillment Services will distribute Central European University Press starting in April.

NewSouth Books will be Independent Publishers Group's trade distribution partner in Australia starting August 1. Also at IPG, Trafalgar Square Publishing will begin distributing Koenemann in April, and Ice House Books, Muswell Press, and Pan Macmillan Australia in July.

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