At F+W Media, Kate Rados has been promoted to group marketing director, and both Rados and Kathleen Blackwelder are joining the company’s executive committee.
Merriam-Webster has hired Caryl Schivley as vp, chief financial officer/chief administrative officer. She was previously vp, finance for Atlas Copco Construction Tools.
The new Danish Hans Christian Andersen literature prize, worth almost $100,000, has gone to JK Rowling. Given to “a writer whose work can be compared to that of Andersen,” it should not be confused with the established Hans Christian Andersen medal, which is often pitched as the Nobel for children’s books.
The AAP’s Young to Publishing Group is hosting a National Book Awards “House Party” in the Random House building on November 17 from 7 to 11, with ticket sales open to all. The party will feature an “exclusive live feed” of the NBA ceremonies. It also includes an auction to benefit Literary Partners and an open bar.
Hard Case Crime is moving their distribution from Dorchester to the UK’s Titan Books, and Titan “plans to acquire all existing stock from Dorchester Publishing and to resume shipping these titles to booksellers immediately.” In the US, Titan itself is distributed by Random House Publisher Services.
Hard Case says that they will relaunch with new titles in fall 2011. They write in the announcement that they “had offers from five publishers and chose Titan over several that were much larger and better-known) — they love pulp fiction as much as we do and appreciate that in books like ours the visual dimension is just as important as the storytelling.”
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