Simon & Schuster has created a New Delhi-based sales, marketing and publishing company, Simon & Schuster India. The company’s exclusive sales agent on the subcontinent Rahul Srivastava will run the new unit locally as director of sales and marketing, reporting to S&S UK executive director Kerr MacRae. HarperCollins India will handle fulfillment and distribution, with “operations expected to commence August 1.” Inventory will come mostly from S&S UK, and they will offer titles from all of S&S’s divisions worldwide and distribution clients.
Samantha Dell’Olio has joined book and author publicity firm Nissen Public Relations as publicity manager. She was most recently a senior publicist at Penguin Children’s.
NetGalley has hired Aaron Miller as senior engineer, and Kristina Radke in the new position of community concierge. Miller is the co-founder of BookGlutton.com and ReadSocial, a social reading API. Radke was in the marketing department of Harper Teen.
At Penguin Group, Emily Santos has been appointed to the new position of vp of gift market sales, reporting to president of non-trade sales and special markets Barbara O’Shea. Additionally, gift sales will move over to special markets, “allowing for a more robust channel of non-trade business for the special markets team to pursue.”
Pearson has teamed up with infrastructure and cloud computing company VMWare for VMWare Press, which will provide a suite of virtualization technology and certification products in multiple languages and formats.
VMWare Press website