Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 30, 2014

Industry Changes


Paul Weiner sent in the above illustration to help us say goodbye to April. Paul is a fun loving musically hip Boston illustrator creating illustrations for magazines, design studios and the children 
educational publishers. He has been a digital instructor at
 Montserrat College of Art and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

He loves to relax and play music with the 
Harmony Gritz band. He is quite sure his accordion 
playing is scaring the neighbors’ cats and dogs.

Below are some of the publishing industry changes to keep you informed:

At Katherine Tegen Books, Claudia Gabel has been promoted to senior executive editor.

Krestyna Lypen has joined Algonquin Young Readers in the newly created position of associate editor. She was most recently associate editor of children’s books for Workman Publishing.

Michelle Richter is joining Foreword Literary as an associate agent. She has been an editor at St. Martin’s. She is planning to represent a broad selection of fiction, and nonfiction focused on fashion, film, television, science, medicine, sociology/social trends, and economics for trade audiences.

Julie Miesionczek has left Viking to become an independent editor. She can be reached at

Ray Shappell has joined the KDD Art Group as designer for young adult titles, working with the Crown Children’s, Delacorte, Knopf Children’s, and Wendy Lamb imprints. Previously he was a designer at Harper Children’s.

Yaniv Soha will join Doubleday on April 28 as senior editor. He spent the past eight years at St. Martin’s, most recently as editor.

Hodder Children’s in the UK is starting a line of classic sci-fi works reissued as ebooks. Supervised by Jon Appleton, the Hodder Silver line plans to issue at least 21 titles between May and September.

Talk tomorrow,




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