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Editor and Agent Moves

There has been a number of press items about editors and agents moving here and there. Here’s a roundup:

MediaBistro reported that Maureen Graney has been named executive editor of The Globe Pequot Press. The website also reported that Steve Zeitchik is leaving Publishers Weekly after a tenure of nearly seven years in order to join Variety.

A number of outlets such as MediaBistro, Publishers Weekly, and Publishers Marketplace reported that Bill Shinker was promoted to president of Gotham Books, a Penguin imprint. Shinker retained his title of publisher, but got a promotion to senior vice president. One of these days, I’m going to track down an explanation of exactly what the publisher position does as opposed to the various editors and presidents and what have you. I think the publisher is like the CEO of a company, but I’ll find out for sure.

Publishers Lunch reported that Kate McKean was hired as an agent at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management and that Doug Jones joined Putnam and Riverhead as vice president/marketing director. He was previously a sales director at Random House.

Meanwhile, the graffiti outside my apartment in Baltimore reported that Crackhead Carl has accepted a new position on a different corner. He will now be featured doing the dope-fiend-lean on the corner of Pratt and Calvert.