Kirsten Reach has joined Melville House as an editor. Previously she was at Grand Central.
BISG director of standards and best practices Karen Forster is leaving after more than five years as her family relocates to Berlin.
Lisa Ekus will receive the 2012 Outstanding Career award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris later this month.
Eileen Harte has joined University Book Store in Seattle as events coordinator. She was working with Helen Harte, Bookseller (ABAA)–her mother's antiquarian Irish books business--and Barnes & Noble.
Former chief marketing officer of the American Booksellers Association from 1998 to 2003 Michael F. Hoynes died on January 31 at age 73. He also served on the board of firectors of Kepler's from 2006 to 2009.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is working with Switzerland's Institute for Media and Communications Management at the University of St. Gallen to create a five-day International Publishing Management Course starting this summer (which reunites students in October at the FBF).
And a small update from Bookish--the browser display error reported earlier inside of other apps such as Twitter and Instagram has been fixed.