At St. Martin’s, Jeff Dodes has been appointed to the new position of evp, marketing and digital media strategy. He will direct the creative development, marketing and financial planning for all titles from St. Martin’s and its imprints. Most recently, he led the marketing and digital media department for Sony Music’s Jive Label Group.
Sally Richardson and Matthew Shear, to whom Dodes will report, comment in the announcement: “Jeff brings a whole new level of expertise to our marketing efforts. He not only has a superior knowledge of what has worked in the past but also a keen sense of the cutting edge technology and marketing opportunities for the future.”
Penguin Canada has hired Brent Richard for the new position of director, online and digital sales, reporting to vp of sales Don Robinson. Richard has been at Indigo for the past nine years, most recently as inventory team manager responsible for fiction and bargain books.
Kerrie Loyd is the new marketing and sales director at Soho Press. She was most recently at Simon & Schuster, where she was imprint marketing manager.
Worthy Publishing has hired publishing veteran Betty Woodmancy as svp of sales. During her over 20 years of experience in the book industry, she most recently was vp, associate publisher for Howard Books.
Nolo Press is moving its sales, marketing and distribution to Ingram Publisher Services as of January 29, 2012. Nolo started using Ingram’s CoreSource for portions of their digital distribution earlier this year, but they have been handling print sales and distribution independently, including running their own warehouse. The legal publisher was acquired by Internet Brands in April of this year. (The separately owned and operated Nolo Press Occidental list is still distributed by PGW.) Nolo Press says on their web site that their “goal is to make the law accessible and help people find answers to their everyday legal questions. Turning distribution over to Ingram Publisher Services will let us focus on content development, not distribution logistics.”
The NYT acknowledged in an editorial note that yesterday’s article “misstated Penguin’s actions regarding [Kiana] Davenport. The company has threatened to pursue legal action, but has not filed suit.” They attribute the mistake to “an editing error.”