Dara La Porte is leaving Politics and Prose, where she has managed the children’s and teen’s department for the past 11, to co-direct Literacy and Prose, a non-profit that brings authors and illustrators to schools.
Transworld associate publicity director Laura Sherlock is leaving the company in order to “spend more time with her young family.” Her last day is June 8.
Aflame Books, which devoted itself to publishing fiction in translation since, announced on its website last week that it ” has ceased trading and will no longer publish books,” after five years in business. They add, “we thank all our past contributors and wish them well.”
Hachette Livre has signed a deal with the BibliothÃ¨que nationale de France to reprint and sell 15,000 out-of-copyright titles on-demand.
Dubravka Urgesic has won the Tiptree Award for Baba Yaga Laid An Egg (Canongate).
Rough Guides, Bloomsbury and Faber were among the winners of the first annual FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards. Release
ReadingGroupGuides.com named their Top 25 Book Club Discussion Books of 2010, with Kathryn Stockett’s The Help topping the list as more than 40% of reporting book clubs noted it was among their discussion books.