House of Anansi Press publisher since 2005 Lynn Henry is moving to Doubleday Canada as publishing director, starting March 1. She will acquire her own list, and senior editors Amy Black, Nina Pronovost and Tim Rostron will report to her.
At Random House, under editorial director Jennifer Hershey, Jessica Waters, Courtney Moran, Courtney Turco and Clare Swanson to have all been promoted and are now assistant editors.
Kathleen Tucker will retire as editor-in-chief at Albert Whitman & Company on April 30. A search for a replacement is underway.
UK consumer research organization Book Marketing (BML) has been bought by Bowker, “part of an ongoing programme of licensing and divestment by [parent] Publishing News” following the death of Fred Newman. Next PN is looking to license the British Book Awards (aka the Nibbies). Bowker will integrate the unit into Bowker Publisher Services. Jo Henry and colleagues Steve Bohme and Rachel Levin will stay with the organization and move to Bowker’s UK office next week.
In other announcements, Baker & Taylor‘s POD operation TextStream Digital Print Service has picked up a volume client. They will print
and fulfill orders for PublishAmerica, which claims to have 40,000 titles, and offer those titles to their library and retail