Bloomsbury USA chief operating officer Peter DeGiglio is leaving the company after six years in that position. The position will be filled by Robert Marsh, formerly cfo of Continuum, which Bloomsbury recently acquired. DeGiglio can be reached at email@example.com.
Heidi Sachner has joined Perseus Distribution as director of client services, replacing Sarah Coglianese, who left to have more time with her daughter. Most recently, Sachner was associate publisher, sales and marketing at Newmarket Press.
Laura Tisdel will join Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown as an Editor, effective mid-October. She was previously an Associate Editor at Viking.
The layoffs at online magazine Slate.com last week also included the cancellation of freelance book editor Ann Hulbert‘s contract, according to NY Magazine.
Newly-released today is a 45-page ebook by Ann Patchett, THE GETAWAY CAR, called “a tribute to the written word that conveys the joys and rewards of a life spent reading and writing.” The $2.99 ebook is from Byliner, offered as a Kindle Singles exclusive.
Prosecutor for the Casey Anthony trial Jeff Ashton confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that he has a deal to write about the case, after several online retail sites listed a November publication date for IMPERFECT JUSTICE: PROSECUTING THE CASEY ANTHONY CASE, with Ashton listed as author and William Morrow listed as publisher. “I wasn’t aware that it was going to go online today,” Ashton told the paper, though he wouldn’t comment further. A spokesperson for Morrow did not respond to our request for comment on the book.
Barnes & Noble disclosed in its annual report last week that cfo Joseph Lombardi received a $562,000 bonus for its just-ended fiscal year for “extraordinary work performed in connection with the company’s refinancing and review of strategic alternatives.” BN reports its first quarter earnings Tuesday after the market closes, and analysts are predicting sales of $1.44 billion on a loss of 94 cents a share.