Wylie O’Sullivan has been promoted to senior editor at Free Press, where she started in 2001 as an editorial assistant.
Christina Biamonte will join Sony’s Digital Reading Business Division as new Content Account Manager, eBooks. She has been Subsidiary Rights Manager at Houghton Mifflin. At Sony, she will forge new publisher relationships and act as relationship manager for existing publishing partners.
On Tuesday, Zondervan laid off 30 employees as part of a “streamlining [of] our operations,” with a total workforce of 374 people. At the same time, the company is hiring for its digital and multimedia operations, with the Grand Rapids Press noting 16 job openings listed on Zondervan’s web site.
President Barack Obama‘s tax return was made public, and shows that his book earnings have continued to rise. For 2009, he reported over $4.05 million in domestic royalties and more than $1.6 million in foreign royalties, from which he paid out $471,000 in commissions and fees.
Two New York blogs are reporting that designer Marc Jacobs will take over the space on Bleecker Street that previously housed the Biography Book Shop–and that Jacobs intends to open his own bookstore there, Book Marc.
The Bookseller reports that the UK Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook tabulates 150 million pounds in digital sales across the industry last year, but nearly all of that comes from academic and professional publishing. Trade ebook sales were less than 2.5 million pounds.