Oxford University Press announces, via Publishing Trends, that publisher of trade and academic books Niko Pfund will take on the additional position of interim president of OUP USA.
The University of California Press has hired Alison Mudditt as its new executive director, taking over next month when Lynne Withey retires. She had been executive vice president in charge of higher education programs at SAGE Publications. (According to the LAT, the job pays $244,900.)
Simon & Schuster associate publisher since 2004 Aileen Boyle is leaving the company at the end of the year to attend graduate school at NYU and spend more time with her expanding family.
His company’s market cap has dropped by a third since January 1, but Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio can console himself with today’s nod as PW’s person of the year “for his accomplishments in 2010.”
Nonfiction publisher The Experiment will move their sales and distribution of both print and digital books to Workman Publishing, effective February 1, 2011. The relationship includes Workman’s international affiliates, such as Thomas Allen & Son in Canada. They have been distributed by PGW.
Please note that it turns out the Christian Science Monitor selected 11 top works of fiction for 2010, so add The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer to the list. And for some reason their nonfiction list in full incorporates 28 selections, though we listed the first 10. If you like clicking (they list them one per page), visit here for the full list.