Simon & Schuster vp, business information and data operations Helene Green died Tuesday after a long illness. She began her publishing career at Macmillan in 1987 and joined S&S's children's division, responsible for inventory, in 1994 upon the acquisition of the company (which owned Scribner), after which she moved over to the supply chain division. Green also represented S&S on various AAP and BISG committees. VP, business operations Frank Nunez said: "Helene will be remembered as a consummate colleague: knowledgeable, passionate about the work we do and eager to do a good job, loyal to her staff and a great teacher to many at Simon & Schuster. Most of all we will remember her as a friend who we will miss." In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in support of ovarian cancer research. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 11:15 am at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York.
At Dey Street Books, Carrie Thornton has been promoted to editorial director.
Sandy Lu is returning to the L. Perkins Agency as senior agent after a brief departure, and will also oversee the agency's foreign rights.
George R.R. Martin did set up a Twitter account -- as @GRRMspeaking -- but his first post warns, "I don't tweet all that much, please check out my live journal page." In the comments on that blog, he confirms, "it's legit... though I don't plan to go on Twitter myself. It is a defensive measure against the various fake Twitter accounts that have sprung up. Essentially my minions will be using it to echo news and comments from my Not A Blog."