At Random House, Cyrus Kheradi will become svp, director of international sales & marketing, reporting to Madeline McIntosh, starting March 8. He has been vp, group director of international sales at Simon & Schuster. McIntosh writes in a memo, “the international channel will be increasingly critical to Random House as we seek new markets for growth, and so I am very much looking forward to having someone with Cyrus’s deep experience and stellar global reputation lead us forward.
Pam Roman has been named vp, director of sales, special markets, reporting to svp, children’s sales special markets and proprietary publishing Joan DeMayo, She succeeds Andrew Stanley, who relocated to London.
Vroman’s webmaster and primary blogger, tweeter and more Patrick Brown is leaving to take a job at GoodReads.com. Ruby Vassar will be taking over the primary blogging duties on the store’s blog.
The ABA has nominated Sarah Bagby of Watermark Books in Wichita, Kansas as a new candidate for the board of directors, filling the spot to be vacated by Cathy Langer of Tattered Cover Book Store in July. Steve Bercu of BookPeople and Tom Campbell of The Regulator Bookshop were nominated to serve second terms, and Michael Tucker and Becky Anderson will serve a second year as president and vice president/secretary, respectively.
Frankfurt Book Fair executive Thomas Minkus is relocating to New York but continuing to work for the show, focusing on “creative industries, mobile publishing and e-content” as well as expanding “the strategically important field of exhibitors from the English-speaking world.”
Katja BÃ¶hne will join FBF in April and take over responsibility for communications. She was a public relations agency fischerAppelt.
At Thomas Nelson James F. Couch, Jr. has been named vp of reference, curriculum, and translation development for the company’s Bible group. He has been overseeing the development of their new Bible translation, The Voice.
BookMasters Group has hired Robert Kasher as business development manager for integrated solutions and Ellen Lerner as sales executive to the New York City and regional printing market.
Just how soon will we see bestsellers without agents or publishers; retailers without storefronts; sales efforts without sales forces; and distributors without warehouses? The BISG is conducting a survey on expectations for when systemic change hits in advance of their May Making Information Pay conference.
New York-based Peter Lang Publishing has purchased a portion of the frontlist of Hampton Press, an academic publisher of books in media/communication. Hampton will retain its backlist and publish the balance of its contracted titles, but plans to wind down remaining operations by the end of 2012.