At IPG's Trafalgar Square division, Brooke O'Donnell has been promoted to managing director of publishing, and Pam Harcourt has been promoted to publishing manager. Shannon Frech has joined the group a publicity associate, and Elizabeth Kepsel has been hired as sales associate.
Sam Missingham announced on Twitter she is leaving The Bookseller in mid-October "to pursue other things."
PW has an extensive look at a basic stat: Rust Consulting confirms that about 23 million people qualify for a share of the consumer restitution to be provided as part of the ebook pricing settlements. That means the average rebate to land in customer accounts (and to be spent on books or ebooks only) will be a little over $7. But it's also of interest for those who track and speculate on ebook adoption. That figures means that roughly 10 percent of US adults bought an ebook from one of the five settling publishers through May 2012.
Digital commercial fiction startup Polis Books will be distributed by PGW via their Constellation digital service.
Ingram has clarified their press release from earlier this week on their deal to distribute titles by the late Barbara Cartland, confirmed by M-Y Publishing. While Ingram is handling most major ebook channels (along with manufacturing and distributing print editions), INScribe Digital continues to handle the Cartland ebooks sold through the iBookstore.