At the Simon & Schuster imprint, both Kerri Kolen and Sarah Hochman have been promoted to senior editor. Both started at S&S as editorial assistants, Kolen in 2002 and Hochman in 2004. As publisher David Rosenthal notes, “That each has risen through the ranks here is a tribute to the strength of this imprint, and its collegiality. It is also, of course, a recognition of the diligence and creativity of Kerri and Sarah – I am very proud of their growth as editors and publishers, their contributions to our list.”
At Adams Media, Chelsea King is moving over to become associate publicist. She had been an associate editor there.
Ingram Publisher Services announced three new distribution clients: urban and hip-hop fiction publisher Triple Crown Publications; Overdue Media, the publisher of the library comic Unshelved; and Portland State University’s non-profit teaching publisher, Ooligan Press.
The Digital Book World team has announced their first keynote speaker for the January event: it’s global social media lead for Razorfish (and a 2009 Ad Age Media Maven) Shiv Singh, an expert on digital strategy and social influence marketing.
In other announcements, Barnes & Noble and Plastic Logic officially confirmed that the bookseller will carry the Que ereader in their stores and online next year, in addition to powering the online store for the device. “Que will also be featured near the recently announced nook, on free-standing displays with signage offering Barnes & Noble customers choice based on their reading needs.”