At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Mark Tavani has been promoted to Editorial Director for Fiction.
Scribd has hired Robert R. Macdonald as Senior Vice President of Business Development, to work out of the company’s soon-to-be-announced location in Manhattan. Previously he led media and strategic partnerships at Google.
In partnership with Alibris, Borders has launched Borders Textbook Marketplace, featuring more than 1.4 million titles and a buyback option.
Seamus Heaney and previous winners Robin Robertson and Jo Shapscott are among those shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry. The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced on October 6.
Square One Publishers has acquired Safe Goods Publishing, effective August 28, and takes charge of the company ‘s existing stock and backlist.
Midpoint Trade Books has signed an agreement with digital conversion company codeMantra to offer digital distribution services to independent publishers.
Effective January 2011, teen non-fiction publisher Zest Books will be distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
As of Fall 2010, Sterling Publishing has agreed to distribute White Star Publishers, which publishes illustrated non-fiction in the categories of art, fashion, food, music, nature, and photography.