Indigo has made some changes to its senior ranks, which will be effective April 1. Current company president Joel Silver has been appointed to Indigo’s board of directors, and will lead Trilogy Growth, a partnership between Indigo and its majority shareholder Trilogy Retail Enterprises. The new president is Tedford Marlow, who was most recently global president for Urban Outfitters. In addition, Indigo svp finance Kay Brekken has been promoted to cfo, also effective April 1. She succeeds outgoing cfo and coo Jim McGill, who will continue in the latter position until July.
At Random House, Justine Trubey rejoins the company as svp Technology and Operations Previously she was Senior Manager of Global Content Operations for Amazon’s Kindle, and before that, Executive Director, Operations, RH Audio. In addition, Nihar Malaviya has been named vp Strategy, Analytics & Program Development.
Sue Grimshaw joins Ballantine Bantam Dell on March 28 in the newly created position of category specialist and editor-at-large, focusing on romance. Grimshaw, who spent 15 years at Borders, most recently as the company’s romance, western, horror and large print buyer, will acquire selective romance titles for hardcover, paperback and original digital lists. She will continue to work from her home in Michigan.
Caroline Garner has joined Turner Publishing as director of publicity. Previously she was a senior publicist with The Penguin Press.
Mark Doty, Colum McCann and Alex Ross are among the recipients of the Arts and Letters in Literature Awards, with many more prizes handed out by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well.
Seven Stories Press will be distributed by Random House beginning May 1, moving from Consortium.
David Nevin, author of historical fiction including the 1984 bestseller Dreamers, died Friday in Greenwich, CT, at the age of 83.
Cool Springs Press founder and president Roger Waynick died yesterday following complications from a massive stroke. The company was acquired by Quarto Publishing Group earlier this month.
Simon & Schuster launched a new online, interactive book club for tweens in partnership with social media network Everloop beginning with Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, by Rachel Renee Russell and SPHDZ Book (hash)1! by Jon Scieszka.
Following on our story on Monday, Dan Conaway told us that Barry Eisler is no longer a client of Writers House. “We wish him success in his future endeavors.”