Niko Pfund has been named president of Oxford University Press USA, where he has served as acting president since December 2010, continuing to serve as academic publisher as well.
Interim editor of Newsweek Steve Koepp is returing to Time (where he had been deputy managing editor of Time magazine and executive editor of Fortune) to become editorial director of Time Home Entertainment, the company’s book and bookazine division. He will oversee the development of books, both print and digital, for all the magazine publisher’s news group, style & entertainment and LIFE brands.
University of North Carolina Press is promoting senior acquisitions editor Mark Simpson-Vos to editorial director effective June 1, coordinating all acquisitions activities.”
Thomas Nelson has hired Jennifer Barrow as editor, children and gift books (she was a freelance editor and worked at Multnomah Publishers) and promoted Micah Walker to assistant editor, focusing on middle-grade fiction.
Chiki Sarkar has joined Penguin India as publisher, moving from Random House India, where she has been editor-in-chief since 2006.
The Retail Council of Canada named Heather Reisman as its 2011 Distinguished Retailer of the Year by Retail Council of Canada, citing the Indigo Books founder and ceo as “a great leader and innovator and the continued growth and success of Indigo is a testament to her commitment to retailing excellence.”
RED APRIL by Santiago Roncagliolo has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Please note, the original source of some of the information we referred to yesterday about Amazon preparing a book and ebookstore for Brazil came from Veja Magazine, not Publish News.