Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 28, 2018

Industry Changes

I thought André Ceolin’s above illustration would help us celebrate the industry professional successes below.

ICM Partners has acquired The Sagalyn Agency after a four-year alliance with the Washington, DC based literary agency. Raphael Sagalyn becomes a partner at ICM Partners, effective immediately. Co-heads of the publishing division at ICM Esther Newberg and Sloan Harris said in the announcement, “The acquisition of The Sagalyn Agency gives us an important presence in Washington, DC, at a time when the world’s eyes are on the city moment by moment and the opportunities in publishing are boundless. Strategic value and culture are our primary concerns as we continue to carefully grow ICM Partners, and in The Sagalyn Agency, much like Headline Media and Royce Carlton, we share a successful and productive, long-term, working relationship that has greatly benefited our clients.”

Emilia Rhodes will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s as editorial director on January 29. Previously she was senior editor at Harper Teen.

Scholastic Trade announced a number of promotions and hires. Aimee Friedman has been promoted to editorial director; Anamika Bhatnagar has been named associate publisher, Graphix, and Pilkey publishing; Jenne Abramowitz moves up to executive editor; Chloe Fraboni has been promoted to senior editor; Caitlin Harpin has been named editorial director of Klutz.

Bridget Watson Payne has been promoted to executive editor, art, at Chronicle Books.

Joseph Parsons has joined Holloway Literary as a literary agent.

At Abrams: Samantha Weiner has been promoted to senior editor, while Sarah Massey moves up to associate editor.

Sarah Dotts Barley has been promoted to editorial director, young adult at Flatiron Books.

At Workman, Traci Todd will join as director of children’s publishing, and Sara Corbett will become the new art director of children’s publishing, both starting January 29.

Talk tomorrow,


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