Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 8, 2011

Hodgepodge of Publishing Industry News

Caitlyn Dlouhy has been promoted to v-p, editorial director of Atheneum Books for Young Readers.  You can meet Caitlyn at the NJSCBWI Conference in June.

Jennifer Hunt is joining Penguin Children’s Dial Books as vp of acquisition and development and editor-at-large, starting next week, reporting to Lauri Hornik. She will acquire and develop literary and high-quality commercial fiction, from picture books to YA, and will also “liaise with the film/tv/game community on the west coast.” Hunt was most recently editorial director at Little, Brown Children’s.

At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Andrea Welch has been promoted to senior editor, Beach Lane Books.

The Children’s Choice Book Awards honored Rick Riordan as author of the year and David Wiesner (Art and Max) as illustrator of the year, based on votes from over 500,000 kids.

BEA starts May 23rd at the Javitz Center in NYC

The Week In eBook Sales
Publishers reported a lot of ebook numbers this week. Just to line them all up together:

Hachette Book Group USA 22 percent
HarperCollins US 19 percent
Simon & Schuster (worldwide) 17 percent    $26 million
Harlequin 13.6 percent    $15.7 million (CA)
HarperCollins (worldwide) 11 percent
Random House UK 8 percent
Hachette UK 5 percent
Simon & Schuster UK 3 percent (approximately)

Harper US eBook Sales Reach 19 Percent for the Quarter.

Hope everyone enjoys Mother’s Day!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats—I start Mother’s Day’s off with good news. Good news for one is good news for all.



    • Jaye,

      Happy Mother’s Day. It’s supposed to be a nice day here in New Jersey. I hope you have nice weather where you are and enjoy your day.



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