At Yale University Press, Chris Rogers has been named editorial director, effective immediately. He joined Yale University Press in 2005 as executive editor for history and current affairs, after serving as publisher of the higher education group at Oxford University Press.
At HarperCollins, Kyran Cassidy has been promoted to vp, associate general counsel, reporting to Chris Goff. He has been with the company for 10 years, and “continues to play an essential role assisting in the implementation of the company’s digital publishing strategies.”
Reported over the weekend, author Dick Francis died at his home on Grand Cayman at 89. “Buckingham Palace said the Queen, who does not usually comment on the deaths of thriller writers, would be saddened to hear the news.” His final novel, CROSSFIRE, is scheduled for publication this August.
Independent Publishers Group has partnered with Australia’s ReadHowYourWant.com, making their conversion technology available to all IPG distribution clients. RHYW lets publishers repurpose books into large print, braille, e-books, synthesized audio MP3, and DAISY (an audio plus written text format) optimized for those with reading disabilities.