People, Etc.

University of North Carolina Press editor-in-chief David Perry intends to retire in March 2013 after 34 years with the publishing house. He was named editor-in-chief in 1995.

At Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press, Earlita Chenault has been hired for the new position of publicity manager. She was most recently publicity manager at New Harbinger Publications, where she worked for nine years.

As you probably either know or would have expected, most events planned for early this week in New York will not be held, due to the storm. That includes the Goddard Riverside Book Fair Gala honoring Michael Jacobs, which has been postponed, and the memorial tribute to the late Tony Schulte, which has been cancelled. His wife Liz Darhansoff writes, "It seems fitting that nature would conspire to provide the perfect storm of a send-off for my wonderful husband."