David Saracco has joined codeMantra as director of strategic accounts and business Development. Previously he was VP ePublishing and business development for Impelsys.
Shaun Tan has won the Astrid Lindgren Prize, the largest children’s literature award.
Crime novelist and critic HRF Keating, best known for his Inspector Ghote novels, died Sunday at the age of 84.
Book Expo America announced the convention will have an increased digital presence on the show floor thanks to the IDPF-sponsored Digital Zone, which will feature 17 booths and 16 kioks over approximately 5000 square feet. The IDPF’s two day conference will also take place on May 23 and 24.
Digital children’s picture book publisher WingedChariot will make apps for HP’s TouchPad and webOS. In addition, the company announced a joint digital partnership with Walker Books at the Bologna Book Fair earlier this week.