In Italy, former publisher of Mondadori Massimo Turchetta will take over as publisher of the trade book division at RCS Libri (comprising the imprints Rizzoli, BUR, Bompiani, Fabbri, and Etas) on March 1, reporting directly to ceo Alessandro Bompieri.
Iris Blasi has joined Hilsinger-Mendelson East as coordinator of digital media. Previously she was an associate editor at Union Square Press. David Kass has been promoted to associate director of publicity.
Caroline Sun will join Harper Children’s as publicity manager on February 28. She was a senior publicist at Penguin Children’s.
The AAP Annual Meeting convenes March 9 in New York, and is still open for registration. The main attraction is a keynote from Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio, and the event closes with an interview with outgoing Wiley CEO Will Pesce.
The New York Times Book Review will supplement its Children’s Books section by running a weekly picture book review online.
The Boston Globe will discontinue Katherine Powers‘ “The Reading Life” column. Her last piece for the paper will run on March 6.