Paul Olsewski will join Atria on July 12 as vp, director of publicity, reporting to publisher Judith Curr. He worked for 15 years at HarperCollins, including stints at the Collins imprint and Regan Books.
Neil Gaiman‘s Newbery-winning THE GRAVEYARD BOOK took the UK’s equally-prestigious Carnegie Medal, though it came up short for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrated kid’s books (for which it was also nominated). That honor went to Australian illustrator Freya Blackwood for HARRY & HOPPER (with text by Margaret Wild). Published in the UK by Scholastic, the book is not available in the US.
Penguin USA realigned their international sales team to report to Barbara O’Shea, president, non-trade sales, including Special Markets and launch a new division focused on Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico, under new hired as vp, international sales, Carlos Azula. Based in Palatkis, Florida he will report to O’Shea.
Most recently Azula was vp, division of foreign language sales at Random House. Erik Riesenberg will join the Latin America, Mexico and Caribbean sales division as director of international sales. He also previously worked for Random House.
All other international sales territories will continue to report to vp Valentina Rice, who will now report to O’Shea.
Also Penguin related, here’s the winning cover design from last night’s episode of Bravo’s Work of Art reality show, with a link for all the entries.
In other sales news, National Book Network‘s international sales and distribution division is expanding with the appointment of Peter Ward Book Exports to service the Middle East for all NBN clients.
Senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation Fred von Lohmann is leaving, to join Google as senior copyright counsel, CNet reports.
Earlier this month, Georgetown University Press director Richard Brown assumed leadership of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) for a one-year term, taking over from director of Johns Hopkins University Press Kathleen Keane.