Zondervan said that president and CEO, Maureen “Moe” Girkins, will leave her position as of March 11, 2011. Acting general manager of Zonderan’s The City, an integrated software platform for church communities Scott Macdonald will serve as interim president during the “transition period” as a search for a new CEO is conducted.
Elizabeth Eulberg is leaving Little, Brown, where she has been director of global publicity for Stephanie Meyer, to write full-time.
At Fordham University Press, Wil Cerbone has been promoted to editorial associate and assistant to the director, while Tom Lay is now assistant editor.
Stephanie Swane has joined becker&mayer! as juvenile sales manager. Previously she was at Simon & Schuster as manager of customer driven publishing.
Scholastic is consolidating its Missouri-based call center facilities. A location in Moberly which employs about 60 people will close when the lease expires on April 29, but the company is expanding their call center in Neosho to add 80 jobs. Scholastic says they will also add 40 positions in their Jefferson City call center. Displaced Moberly employees “are invited to apply for new positions in Neosho and Jefferson City or for open positions in the Moberly packaging center, which will continue operations.”
Kathryn Stockett has been sued by a woman who worked as a maid for one of the author’s relatives. Ablene Cooper alleges that her name and likeness were used without permission in THE HELP, causing her embarrassment. The suit appears designed to elicit a modest payoff from the bestselling author. Filed in Hinds County Circuit Court in Jackson, MI, Cooper’s lawsuit seeks $75,000 in damages, “an amount chosen to keep the litigation from ending up in federal jurisdiction,” the AP says.
Orion will launch a new imprint, Swordfish, devoted primarily to commercial non-fiction and a small selection of fiction, mostly thrillers. Nonfiction publishing director Rowland White will take on the role of publisher, while continuing to acquire for both Orion and Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Swordfish will publish six titles in 2011, starting in June with Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings’ The Operators, and plans to expand to 12 books published annually, the Bookseller reports.
39, author of the 2007 YA novel Hero and executive producer of the
“Chronicles of Narnia” movies, was found dead yesterday in his Greenwich
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