Ken Fultz has joined Bookmasters as general manager. Most recently he was vp of operations at book manufacturer Thomson-Shore after 33 years with The Mazer Corporation in Dayton, OH. where he led their printing services division. Among his responsibilities, Fultz "will work closely with David Hetherington, Baker & Taylor's vice president of academic library and higher education merchandising/publisher services, to continue to strengthen the strategic partnership that was forged between Bookmasters and Baker & Taylor in July 2013." Both companies are owned, separately, by private equity firm Castle Harlan.
Margaret Milnes will join Running Press on December 11 in the new position of senior director of brand management, responsible for developing and coordinating growth strategies for key brands and business lines including The Mini Editions/Kits, The Doodle Books, Peanuts, Seventeen Magazine Ultimate Guides, John Deere, and Pajanimals. Milnes spent the past three years as a brand strategy and sales development consultant and before that led creative and business development of licensed print and social expression business for Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.
Alison Mackeen will join Basic Books as senior editor in January. Previously she was senior editor for Arts and Literature at Princeton University Press.
At Little Brown UK, Tamsin Kitson will move up to group publicity director in January. Susan de Soissons will be promoted to the new role of director, author and media relations.
Page Six says that Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen will author a biography of his longtime friend, the late Nora Ephron.
It's not just the National Book Awards that has shortlist fever this year. Time Magazine has posted 10 candidates for their "person of the year," and will name their selection later this week. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is contention with a roster that ranges from Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus.