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  • Artist Relief Distributes $13.5 Million in Pandemic Grants

    The funding initiative, created to assist artists suffering under the pandemic, has distributed more than $13.5 million in emergency grants to more than 2,700 individuals since it was launched in April.

  • Sargent Leaving Macmillan

    Citing “disagreements regarding the direction of Macmillan,” Holtzbrinck announced this morning that John Sargent will leave as CEO of the company at the end of the year.

  • HC, S&S Name Company-Wide Diversity Executives

    As part of an industry-wide effort to reckon with issues of diversity in trade book publishing, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have each named new high-ranking staffers to address issues of diversity at their companies.

  • Gebremedhin Joins Doubleday; Puopolo Promoted

    Doubleday has announced several editorial promotions, in addition to a new executive hire.

  • 'PW' Announces New Nonfiction Reviews Editor, Writer-at-Large

    Harmony Difo joins 'Publishers Weekly' as nonfiction reviews editor, replacing Mark Rotella, who left the magazine earlier this summer. Zoe Christen Jones has been hired in a newly created writer-at-large position, which includes a new magazine column on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the book business.

  • Meet the Agent: Tanya McKinnon

    As readers look to understand America’s current period of social crisis and street protest, agent Tanya McKinnon, founder and principal of McKinnon Literary, aims to deliver the right books to them.

  • Dana Canedy Named Publisher at S&S

    Dana Canedy, a former 'New York Times' journalist who has been the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes since 2017, has been named senior v-p and publisher of the S&S imprint, effective July 27.

  • Red Sofa Literary Principal Threatens to Sue Other Agents, Author

    An attorney representing Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary threatened two agents and an author with legal action unless they retract tweets casting aspersions upon Frederick and desist from further tweets.

  • Schroder, Edelstein Join Scribd

    Scribd has named Charlie Schroder head of domestic content acquisition and new verticals, and appointed Liz Edelstein as its director of original content strategy and operations.

  • Three Agents Resign After Red Sofa Literary Owner's Tweet

    Three literary agents affiliated with Red Sofa Literary, a boutique agency in St. Paul, Minn., resigned this past weekend after its principal tweeted that she was calling police to report looting on her block.

  • Karp Named CEO of Simon & Schuster

    Jonathan Karp, who joined S&S in June 2010 as publisher of Simon & Schuster’s flagship imprint and was promoted to president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing in 2018, has been tapped to succeed the late Carolyn Reidy as president and CEO.

  • Carolyn Reidy’s Rich Legacy

    The S&S CEO left behind a prospering publishing company and earned the respect and affection of the book world.

  • Colleagues Remember Carolyn Reidy

    The sudden death of Carolyn Reidy yesterday morning left many in publishing stunned. Abrams CEO Michael Jacobs remembered her as a woman "with great range, intellect, and joie de vivre." Agent Gail Hochman added, "I think there will be many candles lit for her."

  • CEO of Follett Corp. Retires

    After serving as president and CEO of Follett Corp. for a little more than two years, Pat Connolly has retired. Company chairman Todd
    Litzsinger will take over Connolly's duties as acting president and CEO.

  • Artist Relief Reports First Round of Emergency Grants, Survey Results

    More than 55,000 applicants applied to Artist Relief to receive the first round of 200, $5,000 emergency relief grants for artists in need due to the pandemic.

  • Brody Named V-p, Publisher at HMH

    Deb Brody has been named v-p and publisher of the adult trade division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Brody is replacing Bruce Nichols, who was just hired as publisher of Little, Brown.

  • HMH's Bruce Nichols Tapped to Head Little, Brown

    Bruce Nichols has been named publisher of Little, Brown, filling a void that has been open since Reagan Arthur was hired as Sonny Mehta's replacement at Knopf.

  • Arts Funders Launch Artist Pandemic Relief Fund

    In response to the impact of the pandemic on the arts community, a multi-disciplinary coalition of arts organizations have joined together to launch Artist Relief, a nonprofit fund that will award $5,000 grants to individual artists facing economic need due to Covid-19.

  • GLIBA Director Larry Law's Letter on His Experience Surviving the Coronavirus

    Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association executive director Larry Law opens up in a letter to members about his experience with the new coronavirus as a public service. Law is recovering in quarantine.

  • An Editor Remembers Clive Cussler

    Neil Nyren, who edited more than 50 of the late adventure writer's books, on the Clive Cussler he knew.

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