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Gill Leaves Ace

Executive editor Diana Gill’s position at Ace/Roc has been “eliminated… as part of the reorganization” at Berkley (which we reported on earlier). Her last day is today, March 18, 2016. Gill’s assistant Rebecca Brewer has been promoted to associate editor, and will take over most of Gill’s list, with the remainder going to Anne Sowards and Jessica Wade, […]

Cuts at Berkley/NAL

According to a spokesperson at Berkley, “a number of positions at Berkley/NAL have been eliminated. Per corporate policy, we will not identify or comment further about the specific positions or individuals affected.” Sources online including Publishers Lunch indicate that “at least four editors and other support staff have been let go,” with positions at SF imprints Ace […]

November’s Position Eliminated

Viking Children’s Books has announced a reorganization that eliminates senior editor Sharyn November’s position. November joined Penguin in 1990 as an associate editor at the Puffin Books imprint, and was editorial director of the Firebird imprint, established in 2002. In a statement on Twitter she said, “Leaving is hard—but I’m excited to see what’s next, […]

Perseus Book Group Sold

Perseus Book Group has agreed to sell its publishing business to Hachette Book Group  and its distribution business to Ingram Content Group, both for undisclosed sums. Hachette made a previous bid to acquire Perseus in 2014, but the deal fell through. Perseus has 6,000 backlist titles and publishes about 500 books a year through various imprints, […]

Tor.com Closes to Unsolicited Submissions

Tor.com has announced that, effective January 7, 2016, they will no longer accept unsolicited short fiction submissions: We’ve found some of our favorite, most innovative, and most surprising stories through slush. However, in recent years we’ve found that more and more of our stories have been coming to us from different sources. As more of […]

Spanton Leaves Gollancz

Simon Spanton, associate publisher at UK SF imprint Gollancz, has stepped down as of November 20th, 2015 “by mutual agreement.” Spanton joined Orion in 1996, later became co-editorial director of Gollancz with Jo Fletcher, and was promoted to associate publisher in 2013.

Orbit Expansion

Hachette Book Group has announced a significant expansion of their Orbit SF/F imprint. Beginning in fall 2016, they will increase the number of titles published by about 50%, to around 90 titles per year. They plan to recruit new editorial, marketing, and design staff to handle the expansion. Orbit publisher and HGB senior vice president […]

John Joseph Adams Books

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the launch of a new SF/F book line to be edited by John Joseph Adams. The new list, called John Joseph Adams Books, will begin in February 2016 with print editions of three backlist Hugh Howey titles. Adams will serve as editor at large for the line. He began his association with HMH […]

Crossed Genres To Close

Crossed Genres Magazine will close after the December 2015 issue, according to an announcement from co-publishers Bart R. Leib and Kay T. Holt. They cite personal difficulties and a lack of funds necessary to continue. “We considered a lot of other options to try and keep CG Magazine open, but ultimately none of them were viable […]

Berkley and New American Library Combined

Penguin Publishing Group has combined Berkley and New American Library into a new division, called Berkley Publishing Group. Berkley head Leslie Gelbman is president of the new division, which she says will shift to “an amplified focus on major commercial hardcover and trade paperback originals.” Hardcover and trade paperback fiction will appear under the Berkley Books imprint, […]


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