Co-founder and coo of distributor CDS (later bought by Perseus) Steve Black has joined SImon & Schuster in the new position of vp, client publisher services. He will have responsibility for distribution client relationships, including new business development, reporting to Dennis Eulau.
EVP of sales and marketing Michael Selleck says in the announcement, “We are
eager to take on the challenge of helping new and existing clients grow their positions in the marketplace, and look forward to joining forces with Steve to accomplish that.”
At Chronicle Children’s, Naomi Kirsten was promoted to associate editor.
Norman Mailer’s widow and novelist and memoir author Norris Church Mailer, 61, died yesterday of cancer.
Self-help author Hugh Prather, 72, died at home a week. He was the author of NOTES TO MYSELF, which “was never intended as a commercial book,” the NYT notes, and the book’s success inspired Jack Handy’s SNL parody “Deep Thoughts.”