Sr. Editor Alexandra Cooper at Simon & Schuster has moved over to HarperCollins as executive editor position. She will be working on YA and middle-grade novels and some picture books.
At HMH Children’s, Mary Wilcox has been promoted to the newly-created position of vp, editor in chief. In addition, Adah Nuchi has been promoted to associate editor.
Christa Heschke has been promoted to agent within the children’s department, handling all foreign, domestic and subsidiary rights for children’s clients while actively building her own list.
At Penguin, Katherine Tiernan McCahill has been promoted to assistant director of the digital products group.
In Canada, former senior executives at D&M Publishers Chris Labonte, Peter Cocking and Richard Nadeau have founded Figure1 Publishing, devoted to books in the art & architecture, food & wine, lifestyle, illustrated history and business book categories. The reason I point this out is because of this quote: “Our goal is to become the premier publisher of high quality illustrated books in the country.” Think Chronicle Books, or Rizzoli.” Even though they are not invloved in children’s books, it might be a good place for illustrators to query for work. Cocking has been named creative director.
Hazel Mitchel who was featured on Illustrator Saturday http://wp.me/pss2W-2pf
has a new picture book “1, 2, 3, By the Sea” is available to buy on line.
Hazel is having a book give-a-way, too. Use this link for a chance to win: http://tinyurl.com/c8donqt
Shannon Hitchcock debut YA book The Ballad of Jesse Pearl came out in February – Published by namelos.
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