Alaina Mauro is leaving her position as associate director for James Patterson at Hachette Book Group. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Earlier in the year senior editor Laura Fazio left the Patterson BookShots team to work for the app Hooked.
Maggie Sivon has been promoted to head of publicity for Amazon Publishing.
Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, has announced that Vanessa Jedrej will join Wimpy Kid in the newly created role of global brand manager, effective June 12. Previously, she was marketing director for Penguin Random House Children's in the UK.
Greystone Books associate publisher Nancy Flight will retire from full-time publishing in October. She has been at Greystone for 24 years and worked in publishing for 45.
The ABA formally elected the new officers and board members nominated in February. Current vice president Robert Sindelar of Third Place Books will take over as president for a two-year term, and Jamie Fiocco of Flyleaf Books is next in line, serving as vice president/secretary.
Idra Novey won the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her novel, Ways to Disappear.
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz tops the June Indie Next list -- yet another novel that you can start reading now through an excerpt in our Buzz Books Spring/Summer 2017. Other Buzz Books on the June list include Nora Roberts' Come Sundown; Courtney Maum's Touch; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body. The rest of the Indie Next list features:
Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy
The Long Haul, by Finn Murphy
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Sycamore, by Bryn Chancellor
The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry
Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton
So Much Blue, by Percival Everett
Stephen Florida, by Gabe Habash
Extraordinary Adventures, by Daniel Wallace
Blackout, by Marc Elsberg
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan
Chemistry, by Weike Wang
Shadow Man, by Alan Drew
Standard Deviation, by Katherine Heiny
The Bright Hour, by Nina Riggs
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone, by Phaedra Patrick
Separately, the ABA also announced their two lists of summer/fall Indies Introduce debut titles