Nigel Roby, managing director of UK trade magazine The Bookseller, has reached an agreement “in principle” to buy the property from Nielsen. The magazine says that “negotiations are expected to conclude at the end of April. All the editorial, sales and marketing and events teams will remain in place.”
At Wiley, Steve Miron is being promoted to svp of the STMS (scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly) division, effective May 1. He has been chief operating officer there since the announcement last October that Eric Swanson will retire in October 2010. Until that time, Swanson will serve as svp, government relations and public policy.
Alloy Entertainment has promoted Josh Bank to president, East coast. He continues to oversee the books division and will run their digital development and production division, which was formally launched this month. Tripp Reed has been hired for the new position of vp, digital production. Alaina Davis and Joelle Hobeika were both promoted to editor in the book division.
Jeremie Ruby-Strauss is returning to Gallery Books as a senior editor in early May. (He worked at Simon Spotlight Entertainment for a year before relocating to Florida with his wife and son.)
As of June these four publishers are using Consortium as their distributor: Ballistic Publishing from Australia, Frame Publishers from the Netherlands, Totem Books from England, and Monster Girl Media.