At Scribner Anna deVries has been promoted to associate editor.
Georgia Cool will join Mary Evans Inc. as an agent on April 19. In addition to developing her own list, she will oversee foreign rights for the agency. She has been assistant editor at Farrar, Straus and, prior to that, was at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
John Rudolph‘s position as executive editor at Putnam Children’s was eliminated with the arrival of Jennifer Besser and he was laid off. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though some publishers are having trouble reaching Apple to try to make arrangements to sell directly into the iBookstore, San Francisco’s Berret-Koehler announced that they have placed at least 15 titles in the store.
Spring Design said that Spain’s Grammata will sell their Alex ereader in July 2010 and open an ebookstore offering Spanish titles. Spring expects to offer versions of Alex specifically for use in Chinese, Russian, Korean and Hebrew as well, calling themselves the “first e-reader to offer international versions of the product through its local country partners connecting to local bookstores.”
Lulu.com‘s IPO is now expected to price at $7 a share (Canadian) rather than $8 to $9.50 a share. Dow Jones says that some investors are concerned about the copmany’s continuing losses, while others had different interpretations of the way Bob Young will use some of the proceeds to pay himself back and change his loan to the company.