Hamilton Lands New Deal at Putnam

Author Steve Hamilton, who garnered headlines early last week for ditching his publisher amid frustration over its lackluster plans to promote his forthcoming novel, has signed a new four-book deal with Penguin imprint G.P. Putnam’s Sons, AP reported on August 7. The outlet said the new contract is worth more than the “near-seven-figure” sum Hamilton was getting from St. Martin’s.

‘What Pet Should I Get?’ Sells 200K in First Week

In its first week on sale, What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss sold 200,000 copies, making it the fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children’s Books history.

Donnelley to Create Three Separate Companies

R.R. Donnelley announced on August 4 that it will split into three companies by the end of 2016, with one company to be focused on printing for the book industry and other sectors.

Theresa Horner Joins Scribd

Theresa Horner, the former v-p of digital content at Barnes & Noble, is joining e-book subscription service Scribd as v-p of strategy and new content verticals. Horner worked for B&N from 2008 until 2014, when she left the company amid a wave of layoffs in its Nook e-book division.