At Grand Central, Ben Greenberg has been promoted to senior editor. He currently has two books on the New York Times bestseller list: I AM OZZY, and ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER.
Editor of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and many other titles Jennifer Besser will join Putnam’s Children’s on April 12 as vp and publisher, reporting to Penguin Children’s president Don Weisberg. She was most recently Executive Editor at Disney Book Group.
At Dutton, Jamie McDonald has been promoted to senior publicist.
Unbridled jumped the ABA’s announcement of May’s Indie Next picks, celebrating the selection of Emily St. John Mandel‘s second novel THE SINGER’S GUN as the No. 1 pick.
Alan Bradley‘s THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE has won the 2009 Dilys Award, given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association to the book their members most enjoyed handselling.
C-Span has converted nearly all of its video archives into digital video, available for free through their web site. Though the focus is on 23 years of Congressional sessions, the ambitious initiative also includes 8,842 BookTV episodes and clips and 812 Booknotes episodes. The presentation includes the most recent clips and the most watched programs, as well as organization by topic.