Octopus in the UK will cut 19 people and another 10 have accepted “voluntary redundancy,” the Bookseller reports, comprising almost 30 percent of the staff of 104 people.
At Yale University Press, Ileene Smith has been promoted to executive editor-at-large; Tim Shea has been promoted to editor of foreign languages; and Laura Davulis has been promoted to editor, digital development.
Harper Children’s vp, director of inventory management and member of their executive committee David Toberisky will retire at the end of the year after 23 years at the company. Sheryl Moore-Anderson will rejoin the division in August as director of children’s inventory.
Owner/savior of Aspen’s Explore Booksellers Sam Wyly and brother Charles Wyly have been charged by the SEC with an “elaborate sham system” to hide $550 million trading profits, the result of a six-year investigation.