Timothy Travaglini has joined Open Road Integrated Media as director of children's acquisitions, reporting to advisor Barbara Marcus. Travaglini will help expand Open Road's ebook acquisition of backlist children's titles spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books, as well as acquiring frontlist titles. He was formerly senior editor at Putnam Children's.
At Thomas Nelson, Russ Schwartz has been promoted to vp of independent Christian retail sales.
Former deputy director of publicity at Holt Maggie Sivon has joined Amazon Publishing in New York as a publicist.
Christine Manfield's TASTING INDIA was named the IACP's cookbook of the year on Tuesday. Among the abundant award-winners were less traditional cooking authors, including Nathan Myhrvold, Barry Estabrook and Adam Gopnik.
Denver Moore, co-author of NYT bestseller SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME with Ron Hall and Lynn Vincent, died on March 31, at age 75.