Tom Spain is now vp, editorial director at Simon & Schuster Audio. He will add oversight for their children’s audio program, oversee audio sub rights, and is working on creating “audio-based applications that take full advantage of all that evolving technologies and platforms have to offer.”
At distributor NBN, director of rights and permissions for the Rowman & Littlefield group Clare Cox will now be available to work with clients to sell foreign rights on their behalf.
Weldon Owen publisher and chief executive in Australia Sheena Coupe will retire in August after 25 years with the company. She will be succeeded as managing director by Kay Scarlett, formerly publishing director of Murdoch Books.
Melville House points out that their successful translation of Hans Fallada‘s book is titled EVERY MAN DIES ALONE–in fact their first “megahit”–inexplicably changed for the UK market.