David Adams and Phoebe Cramer joined Publishers Weekly on Monday as reviews editors for nonfiction and genre fiction, respectively. In addition, senior reviews editor Rose Fox will serve as director of BookLife Reviews, a new BookLife product being launched in Q4 for 2019.
Adams holds an MA in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. He started his publishing career in San Francisco, as an editor at MacAdam/Cage, and joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates as a literary scout in 2009. Most recently, he was an acquiring editor at Open Road Integrated Media. A Maryland native, he lives in Harlem.
Cramer graduated from Bard College with a degree in Written Arts. She has worked as a bookseller, a literary agency assistant, and a book reviewer for PW.
"Dave and Phoebe are outstanding additions to the PW reviews team, and I’m excited to have them on board," v-p and executive editor Jonathan Segura, who leads the reviews department, said. "They bring great industry experience and some new perspectives that will be invaluable in helping PW as it grows and changes."
Fox will be moving into a new role as director of BookLife Reviews. Fox began as a PW reviewer in 2002, and joined the staff as the SF/fantasy/horror reviews editor in 2007. In 2009, they took charge of what was then the mass market reviews section and transformed it into the romance and erotica reviews section, greatly expanding PW's coverage of mass market and e-original titles. They also co-hosted the Publishers Weekly Radio podcast for several years.
"After more than a decade of championing genre fiction, I'm thrilled to join the BookLife team in championing indie books," Fox said.
Through the fall, while Fox prepares for the launch of BookLife Reviews, Fox and Cramer will collaborate on editing the science-fiction/fantasy/horror and romance/erotica sections of PW.
"The short answer to most questions is that anyone who would usually email me about SF and romance reviews should now email both of us," Fox said. "Phoebe has been reviewing genre fiction for PW for some time, so she's familiar with our style and systems, and we already know we work well together. I anticipate a smooth transition."