Yale University Press has announced a slate of promotions in its marketing and sales department. Heather D’Auria has been named director of marketing and promotion, Brenda King is now publicity director, Stephen Cebik has been promoted to senior sales manager, art and digital publishing, and Ivan Lett has been promoted to online marketing coordinator.
Johanna Brinton has joined Overdrive as Director of Business Development for Europe, where she will manage the company’s expanded EU publisher services, retail, and eCommerce businesses.
At Free Press, Jill Siegel has been promoted to Associate Director of Publicity.
Faber will provide digital distribution for 18 UK publishers through its Faber Factory initiative, designed as an all-in-one service to compete directly with publishing technology companies. “Faber offers services to other leading independent publishers, so it is
natural, given the digital skills we have recently developed, to offer
these as a service to the community of independent publishing, and to
create a business that enables our independent partners to reach a wide
market digitally,” said Faber CEO Stephen Page in a statement.
At Monsoon Commerce Solutions, Sean Moran has been named general manager of Marketplace Services and vice president of Business Development. Jeanie Bunker has been appointed general manager of Alibris Retail and Kanth Gopalpur has been appointed general manager of Selling Solutions.
The Library of Congress has announced it will make 50,000 public domain books available via CreateSpace, Amazon’s POD arm, and will also make public domain titles available through Amazon Europe as well.
The National Book Network is launching a new library division focusing on professional, academic, and reference titles for publishers “interested in either reaching the U.S. library market for the first time or looking for more active representation in the library market.
NBN will also be distributing titles by digital and print-on-demand publisher FastPencil to the trade. “We have never partnered with a digital publisher, but FastPencil’s next-generation processes, proprietary technology and the new FastPencil Premiere imprint really set them apart,” said NBN President Rich Freese in a statement.
Baker & Taylor and Centraal Boekhuis have reached an agreement whereby Centraal Boekhuis will distribute Dutch-language content via Blio.
Sriram Panchanathan as joined Aptara to run its Digital Solutions division. Previously he was Director of Kindle eBook Content Operations for Amazon.
On Demand Books will distribute new and backlist titles by Shambhala Publications for the Espresso Book Machine, making the publisher the first to offer its entire list for Espresso.
Effective December 1, the Perseus Books Group will expand its Constellation service internationally, thereby allowing customers in foreign countries to buy English-language e-book and POD titles in territories where a publisher has English-language rights.