At Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Emily Bell has been promoted to associate editor.
At Simon & Schuster Children's, Sylvie Frank has joined Paula Wiseman Books as associate editor. Previously she was an editor at Holiday House.
Jeanine Henderson has joined Aladdin as senior designer. She was previously a designer at Penguin Children's. At Simon Spotlight/Little Simon, Jay Colvin joins as senior designer from FSG, while Liz Doyle has been named junior designer. Previously she worked for Hsu & Associates.
At F+W Media, Stacie Berger has been promoted to vice president of communications.
Author Joe McGinnis posted on his Facebook page that he has "inoperable, terminal, metastatic prostate cancer." He told the AP "he has no symptoms and is eager to write more books and magazine articles." His book on Sarah Palin The Rogue was published in 2011.
The AAP's annual meeting, set for February 28 in New York, will feature a keynote by recently-retired Senator Olympia Snowe on "Overcoming Partisanship in Congress." Also speaking are the UK Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet on their Copyright Hub content marketplace and the director of the World Intellectual Property Copyright Law Division for the Culture and Creative Industry Sector, Michele Woods.
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is conducting an online auction through the end of January, selling off the individual 2-foot tall metal and plexiglass letters that spelled out Borders Books & Music in front of the liquidated booksellers' Ann Arbor headquarters. Currently the O is the least desired letter; the B is the leader.
Jeet Thayil's much-nominated debut novel NARCOPOLIS has won the DSC prize for South Asian literature, making him the first Indian writer to win the award.