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Following the departure of Bruce Nichols from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Deb Brody has been named VP, Publisher of the adult trade division. Brody has been with HMH since 2016, when she joined as Editorial Director from her previous position as Executive Editor at William Morrow.

Justin Schwartz, previously Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, joins Simon & Schuster as VP, Executive Editor.

Pat Connolly, President and CEO of Follett Corp. since January 2018, has retired from the company. Chairman Todd Litzsinger has been named Acting President and CEO.

In university press news…At the University of Texas Press, Robert Devens has been named Director. He currently serves UT Press as Interim Director. Ashley Runyon has been named Director of the University Press of Kentucky. She most recently worked as Trade Director at Indiana University Press. At Princeton University Press, Colleen Suljic joins in the newly-created role of Chief Digital Marketing Specialist. She had been Western Region Senior Manager at McGraw-Hill.

At Coffee House Press, Enrique Olivarez joins as Development Director.

Maria Teresa Bonfatti Sabbioni has been named Marketing Officer with the Italian Trade Commission Publishing Task Force, based in Chicago. She comes to the position from a career in academia.

Cathy Cadek, Director of Mass Marketing at Readerlink, has retired from the company as of May 1.

At the Sewanee School of Letters, Justin Taylor has been named Director.

At Aevitas Creative Management, Chris Bucci has joined as Agent. He was previously Literary Agent at CookeMcDermid Literary Management.

Catherine Frank has joined Peachtree Books as Editor-at-Large and will acquire and edit primarily middle-grade and YA fiction and nonfiction.

At Dey Street Books, Alessandra Bastagli has left her position as Executive Editor for a new opportunity, to be announced shortly.

At Macmillan Audio, Steve Wagner joins as Producer. He has worked previously as Recording Engineer/Audio Editor for Hachette Audio.

Hannah Allaman, lately Assistant Editor at Disney-Hyperion, has joined Delacorte Press as Associate Editor.

Dana Li, formerly Designer at Penguin Young Readers, has joined Catapult/Counterpoint as Designer.

At No Starch Press, Hope Levy, formerly Sales and Marketing Associate at Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, joins as Marketing Associate.

Gregory Henry joins Apollo Publishers as Publicist. He previously worked in that capacity at Hachette Book Group and later founded Gregory Henry Literary.


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Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestsellers lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Argentina and Turkey. Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the original. Where applicable, the US publisher is listed after the local publisher, separated by a “/”. The lists are taken from major newspapers or national retailers, which are noted at the bottom of each list.

Posted in International • Tagged 1984, A Long Petal of the Sea, A Perfect Tale, Akilah Azra Kohen, Alessandro Robecchi, Almudena Grandes, Amelie Nothomb, And Julia Challenged the Gods, Animal Farm, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Aurelie Valognes, Black Wolf, Blindness, Brigitte Riebe, Circe, Days of Hope, Delia Owens, Donna Leon, Eduardo Sacheri, Elena Ferrante, Elevation, Elisabet Benavent, Elizabeth Strout, Eloy Moreno, Elvira Lindo, Find Her, Fresh Water for Flowers, George Orwell, Ghost in Love, Gianrico Carofiglio, Guillaume Musso, Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu, Hakan Mengüç, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Helene Flood, How Much I Loved You, I Must Have Dreamed Too Hard, Ian McEwan, In the Dreaded Sun, Isabel Allende, J. K. Rowling, Javier Castillo, Javier Cercas, John Grisham, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Jose Saramago, Juan Gómez-Jurado, Kaan Murat Yanık, Laetitia Colombani, Land, Lisa Gardner, Lucinda Riley, Luis Sepúlveda, lutz seiler, Madeline Miller, Marc Levy, Martin Walker, Maxime Chattam, Michael Connelly, Michel Bussi, Monika Helfer, My Sweet Orange Tree, Niklas Natt och Dag, No Encounter Is A Coincidence, Nobody Lives So Close to Anyone, Olive Again, Olivier Norek, Open Heart, Pascal Mercier, Paulo Coelho, santiago posteguillo, See Me, Sidi, Star 111, Stefania Auci, Stephen King, Strike Your Heart, Surface, Tamara Tenenbaum, Terra Alta, The Alchemist, The Baggage, The Body in the Castle Well, The Circles in the Water, The Cockroach, The Florios of Sicily, The Girl in the Window, The Girl of Snow, The Guardians, The Icing on the Cake, The Late Show, The Measurement of Time, The Mother of Frankenstein, The Reckoning, The Secret Life of Writers, The Signal, The Soul of Flowers, The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly, The Story of the Lost Child, The Sun Sister, The Therapist, The Weight of Words, The Wolf and the Watchman, The Women’s House, The Worldless, Trace Elements, Valérie Perrin, Viviana Rivero, Where the Crawdads Sing

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Bruce Nichols, longtime SVP and Publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is joining Little, Brown as SVP and Publisher on May 4. He replaces Reagan Arthur, who became Sonny Mehta’s successor at Knopf. Stephanie Reddaway joins as Publicist, working primarily on the Spark and Voracious imprints; she had been Associate Publicist for the Random House Publishing Group. Liz Kossnar, formerly Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, joins Little, Brown Children’s as Senior Editor. Katie Boni joins Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as Publicist, moving over from her previous role as Associate Publicist at Bloomsbury. Gary Davidson, VP, Sales and Marketing will retire from the Nashville division of Hachette on May 1 and can be contacted at [email protected].

At Tommy Nelson, Harper’s Christian publishing division, Shannon Marchese has joined as VP, Publisher. She was most recently Executive Editor at WaterBrook & Multnomah and Convergent. Kyle Olund, formerly Executive Editor for Worthy Books and FaithWords, joins Thomas Nelson as Senior Acquisitions Editor for W Publishing and Michael Briggs joins as Senior Director of Backlist Publishing. Anna Bernard, lately Publicist at Bloomsbury, joins HarperCollins Children’s Publishing as Senior Publicist, while Lauren Levite, who was Associate Publicist at Tor/Forge, joins as Publicist.

Macmillan has implemented a job reduction and hiring freeze in response to the pandemic. Among the layoffs is Thomas Dunne, who began his eponymous imprint in 1986; no books will be added to the imprint after this year. Also departing as a result are Stephen Power, Executive Editor; William Vogan, Assistant Editor; and Lisa Bonvissuto, Assistant Editor.

Several job changes were made prior to the freeze. Hank Cochrane, formerly Director, Canada Sales for Macmillan, moved over to Picador as VP, Associate Publisher. Sharismar Rodriguez, previously Art Director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, joined as Senior Art Director for Feiwel and Friends, Holt, Roaring Brook Press, and FSG Children’s. Allison Carney joined Holt as Assistant Director of Marketing; she had been Marketing Manager at Riverhead, Viking, and Penguin. Maia Sacca-Schaeffer also joined Holt as Assistant Marketing Director, having worked previously as Digital Marketing & Sales Associate at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. At Macmillan Children’s, Kaitlin Loss, lately Rights Associate at HarperCollins Children’s, joined as Assistant Manager, Subsidiary Rights; Kathy Wielgosz, most recently Assistant Production Editor at Little, Brown, joined as Production Editor; and Ginny Dominguez, formerly Managing Editor at Abrams, joined as Studio Manager for Roaring Brook Press, FSG, Feiwel and Friends, and the Holt Children’s design team. And Mary Moates, who was previously Publicist at Random House, joined St. Martin’s Press/Wednesday Books as Publicity Manager.

Matt Holt joins BenBella as Editor in Chief of the new Matt Holt Books imprint. He was previously SVP, Executive Publisher at Wiley.

At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Andrea DeWerd joins as Senior Marketing Director. Most recently she was Senior Director of Marketing for Random House Christian and Crown Forum. Shara Alexander joins HMH as Associate Director of Publicity. She was previously Director of Publicity for Harlequin.

At Sourcebooks, Molly Waxman has joined as Senior Director of Marketing, Fiction. Most recently she was Director of Marketing at HarperCollins.

Christopher Moisan joins Algonquin Books as Creative Director, working out of the New York office. Previously he was Adult Trade Creative Director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Gabrielle Greco joins Workman as Digital Sales Manager across all imprints. She was most recently Account Manager on the independent bookstores sales team at Simon & Schuster.

Andie Krawczyk, formerly Assistant Director of Library Marketing and Outreach at Candlewick Press, joins Chronicle Books as Children’s Marketing Director.

At ReaderLink, Charles McStravick joins as Art Director for the adult publishing team. Other recent hires include Daryl Werth, Shaun Thomas, and Christine Roddy as District Operations Auditor; Harshavardhan Sivakumar, JDA Logistics Solutions Architect; James Roberts, Demand Planner; Ronald Niehaus, Software Engineer; Dineshwar Khanal, Business Analyst; Larry Gonzales, Senior Manager and Product Manager; and Charles Fisher, Product and Catalog Specialist.

In agency news…Larissa Melo Pienkowski, lately Assistant Publisher at Dottir Press, joins Jill Grinberg Literary Agency as Literary Agent. Dorothy Vincent, formerly VP, Director of Foreign Rights at Trident Media Group, joins CAA as Director of Foreign Rights. At Carnicelli Literary Management, Siobhan McBride joins as Associate Agent. She was previously Editorial Assistant at Sobel Weber Associates. Laura Mazer, formerly Executive Editor at Seal Press, joins Wendy Sherman Associates as Agent.

Shelby Meizlik joins Viking/Penguin Books as Executive Publicist. She had been VP, Special Events and Creative Strategies at HarperCollins. Kristen Bianco and Elora Weil join Putnam as Publicists: Bianco was previously Associate Publicist at Algonquin and Weil was Associate Publicist at Little, Brown.

At Simon & Schuster, Tricia Orlando joins as Telesales Accounts Manager. She had been working as Trade Sales Coordinator at W.W. Norton. Deeba Zargarpur has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s and Salaam Reads as Editor. Most recently she was Associate Editor at Glasstown Entertainment.

Mindy Rosenkrantz, previously Contracts Associate at Macmillan, joins Holiday House/Pixel+Ink as Contracts Manager.

At university presses…at Temple University Press, Shaun Vigil, formerly Executive Editor for Literature at Palgrave Macmillan, joins as Acquisitions Editor. Chloe Wong, lately Sales and Marketing Strategist at Berrett-Koehler, joins University of California Press as Product Marketing Manager; Teresa Iafolla also joins the press as Author Relations Manager. At Stanford University Press, Bridget Kinsella joined as Publicist. Previously she had been Publicity Manager at HarperOne Publishing Group.

At Abrams Children’s, Natali Cavanaugh joins as Marketing Coordinator. Previously she was Marketing Assistant at Little, Brown Children’s. Andrew Gibeley, formerly Assistant Publicist at William Morrow, Avon, Voyager, and Dey Street, joins Abrams as Publicist.

Alisa Trager joins Boyds Milles & Kane as Production Editor. She was previously Production and Editorial Coordinator at Humanoids.

Selilah White, formerly Publicity Assistant at Penguin Press, has joined Melville House as Publicist.



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Posted in Book View • Tagged Abrams, Abrams Children’s, Ad Lib, Algonquin Books, Alisa Trager, Allison Carney, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Andie Krawczyk, Andrea DeWerd, Andrew Gibeley, Anna Bernard, Anna Ravenelle, Anthology Editions, aryl Werth, Aubrey Churchward, Avon, BenBella, Berrett-Koehler, Bloomsbury, Boyds Milles & Kane, Bridget Kinsella, Bruce Nichols, CAA, Candlewick Press, Carnicelli Literary Management, Charles Fisher, Charles Harmon, Charles McStravick, Cheryl Eissing, Chloe Wong, Chris Krones, Christine Roddy, Christopher Moisan, Chronicle Books, Convergent, Corvisiero Literary Agency, Crooked Lane, Crown Forum, Dale Wilstermann, Deeba Zargarpur, Demeter Press, Derek Meehan, Dey Street, Dineshwar Khanal, Dorothy Vincent, Dottir Press, Dreamscape Media, Egmont Books Poland, Egmont Books UK, Egmont Publishing, Elizabeth Agyemang, Elora Weil, Emilia Rhodes, Emily Varga, Erika Turner, Etch, Fairlight Books, FaithWords, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, Flatiron Books, FSG Children’s, Gabriella Abbate, Gabrielle Greco, Gary Davidson, Ghenet Harvey, Ginny Dominguez, Glasstown Entertainment, Hachette, Hachette Audio, Hachette Book Group, Hank Cochrane, Hannah Rahill, Harlequin, HarperCollins, HarperCollins Children’s, HarperCollins Children’s Publishing, HarperCollins Germany, HarperCollins Poland, HarperOne Publishing Group, Harshavardhan Sivakumar, Highlights for Children, Holiday House/Pixel+Ink, Holt, Holt Children’s, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Humanoids, Independent Publishers Group, Ivy Givens, Jack Dunnington, James Akinaka, James Roberts, Jane Lee, Jenny Xu, Jessica Wong, Jill Grinberg Literary Agency, Jordan Forney, Kaitlin Loss, Katherine Turro, Kathryn Hough Boutross, Kathy Wielgosz, Katie Bassel, Katie Boni, Kayla Janus, Kelly Gatesman, Kneerim & Williams, Knopf, Kristen Bianco, Kristin Stewart, Kyle Olund, Larissa Melo Pienkowski, Larry Gonzales, Laura Fernandez, Laura Mazer, Lauren Levite, Lisa Bonvissuto, Lisa Novak, Little Brown, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Little Brown Children’s, Little Steps, Liz Kossnar, Liz Van Doren, Lora Grisafi, Lucy Cleland, Macmillan, Macmillan Children’s, Maia Sacca-Schaeffer, Margaret Raymo, Mark de Vera, Mary Moates, Matt Holt, Matt Holt Books, Melissa Hurt, Melville House, Michael Briggs, Michael D’Angelo, Michelle Triant, Mindy Rosenkrantz, Minotaur Books, MIT Kids Press, MIT Press, Mitch Thorpe, MITeen Press, Molly Waxman, Mount Orleans, Natali Cavanaugh, Nelson Books, Nicole Reyes, Nita Basu, Otter-Barry Books, Palgrave Macmillan, Penguin, Penguin Press, Penguin Young Readers, Philomel Books, Picador, Putnam, Random House, Random House Christian, Random House Group, Random House Publishing Group, Readerlink, Reagan Arthur, Rebecca Lang, Rebecca Marsh, Richardson Publishing Group, Riverhead, Roaring Brook Press, Ronald Niehaus, Rowman & Littlefield, Salaam Reads, Sara Friedrich, Schneiderbuch, Seal Press, Selilah White, Shannon Marchese, Shara Alexander, Sharismar Rodriguez, Shaun Thomas, Shaun Vigil, Shelby Meizlik, Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster Children’s, Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau, Siobhan McBride, Sobel Weber Associates, Sonny Mehta, Sourcebooks, Spark, St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Press/Wednesday Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group, Stanford University Press, Stefanie Schroeder, Stephanie Fletcher, Stephanie Lewis, Stephanie Reddaway, Stephen Power, Suzanne Staszak-Silva, Tara Gilbert, Tara Shanahan, Taryn Roeder, Temple University Press, Teresa Iafolla, Thames & Hudson, The Experiment, The Lilliput Press, Thomas Dunne, Thomas Nelson, Thomas Nelson Gift, Tommy Nelson, Tor/Forge, Trafalgar Square Publishing, Tricia Orlando, Trident Media Group, Tyler Breitfeller, University of California Press, Versify, Viking, Viking/Penguin Books, Voracious, Voyager, W. Publishing, W. W. Norton, Water Environment Federation, Waterbrook Multnomah, Wendy Sherman Associates, Wiley, William Morrow, William Vogan, Workman, Worthy Books, Yen Press, Zondervan Gift

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Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestsellers lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Brazil and Malaysia. Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the original. Where applicable, the US publisher is listed after the local publisher, separated by a “/”. The lists are taken from major newspapers or national retailers, which are noted at the bottom of each list.

Posted in International • Tagged 1984, A Perfect Tale, A Single Thread, Albert Camus, Alessandro Robecchi, Alex Michaelides, Allegro Pastel, Almudena Grandes, Amanda Lovelace, And Julia Challenged the Gods, Andrzej Sapkowsk, Animal Farm, Aurelie Valognes, Big Boss I Need You!, Black Wolf, Blindness, Born Under a Lucky Star, C.J. Tudor, Carlo Lucarelli, cassandra clare, Chain of Gold, Charlie Donlea, Chico Buarque, Cho Nam-joo, Chufo Lloréns, Delia Owens, Elena Ferrante, Elisabet Benavent, Eloy Moreno, Elvira Lindo, Emma Mariam, Emy Roberto, Finale, Find Her, Gabriela Barreira, George Orwell, Ghost in Love, Gianrico Carofiglio, Guillaume Musso, Hilary Mantel, House of Earth and Blood, I Must Have Dreamed Too Hard, Igor Pires da Silva, In the Dreaded Sun, Ingo Schulze, Javier Castillo, Javier Cercas, John Grisham, Jose Saramago, Juan Gómez-Jurado, Kim Jiyoung Born 1982, Laetitia Colombani, Land, Leif Randt, Leila Slimani, Lisa Gardner, Lucinda Riley, lutz seiler, Marc Levy, Margaret Atwood, Maxime Chattam, Mell Mariann, Michael Connelly, Michel Bussi, Monika Helfer, My Brilliant Friend, My Sweet Cik Leftenan, Niklas Natt och Dag, Not Just Love, Open Heart, Pascal Mercier, Rajuk Karina, santiago posteguillo, Sarah J. Maas, Sophilea, Sorry Not Beautiful, Star 111, Stephanie Garber, Sufea Hareez, Summit Lake, Terra Alta, Texts Too Cruel to Be Read Quickly, The Baggage, The Blackest Winter, The Chalk Man, The Circles in the Water, The Country of Others, The Fate of Heroes, The Girl of Snow, The Guardians, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Icing on the Cake, The Last Wish, The Late Show, The Measurement of Time, The Mirror & The Light, The Mother of Frankenstein, The Plague, The Princess Saves Herself in This One, The Righteous Murders, The Secret Life of Writers, The Signal, The Silent Patient, The Story of a New Name, The Story of the Lost Child, The Sun Sister, The Weight of Words, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, The Wolf and the Watchman, The Women’s House, These People, Those Who Leave and Those who Stay, Tracy Chevalier, Where the Crawdads Sing