Martin H. Greenberg died June 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Greenberg founded Green Bay, WI-based book packager Tekno Books, which produces about 150 titles per year and has over 2,300 published books translated into 33 languages, and was a longtime professor and the first Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1996. In nearly forty years of working in the publishing field, he also edited hundreds of anthologies, both by himself and with notable partners such as Isaac Asimov, Ed Gorman and Robert Silverberg in the science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller and horror genres, and received four genre Lifetime Achievement Awards: the Milford Award in science fiction, the Solstice award in science fiction, the Bram Stoker award in horror, and the Ellery Queen award in mystery.
Overdrive ceo Steve Potash has won BEA’s inaugural Industry Ambassador Award, given to one individual annually “for their achievement in connecting people, concepts and organizations.” BEA show manager Steve Rosato said in a statement: “Once I made the decision to create this award, determining who should be the first recipient was relatively easy. The qualities the award represents and that we honor describe Steve Potash to a tee. He uses his platform in the industry to advance the interests of publishing as a whole. We seek to honor a person who is a true ambassador for the industry and Steve is the perfect person to be the measuring stick to initiate this award that we expect to grow in stature and prominence in the future.”
Cengage Learning signed a deal with National Geographic to acquire their digital and print school publishing unit and extended use of the NGS brand, expanding on the strategic partnership Cengage and National Geographic have had since 2007.
Senior editor at MIRA Krista Stroever has resigned her position to relocate to Los Angeles with her family. She can be reached at email@example.com.