Chronicle Books has appointed Ginee Seo as director of children’s publishing, effective May 12. Previously she was VP and editorial director of Atheneum, where she had her own imprint.
Mindy Im has joined the Book Industry Study Group as its marketing director, a newly created position, responsible for membership outreach, media relations, and overall organization branding, as well as general project management across a wide scope of BISG activities. Previously she was Associate Director of Marketing at Hachette Book Group.
At Ruckus Media, Jason Root has been named Chief Content Officer and Jeff Zakim joins the company as its marketing director. Root was previously with Nickelodeon, and Zakim with EMI Music.
Random House announced that Akiko Iwamoto, Regional Sales Manager for Random House International, and her family were brought safely out of Japan. She will spend the next two weeks working out of the company’s New York offices “until safety concerns in greater Tokyo are more clearly determined.”
Peter Forbes has won the Warwick Prize for Writing for Dazzled and Deceived (Yale University Press)