Consultant Dan Lubart, whose publishing-focused work has included regular analysis of Amazon Kindle price data, is joining HarperCollins in the new position of svp of sales analytics. (Harper has been a client of his firm Iobyte.) He will “develop, build and implement dynamic pricing strategies” for their books and “help ensure that [they] are priced at an optimal level for both authors and consumers.” Lubart will report to Josh Marwell.
Vanessa Mobley is being promoted to executive editor at Crown, reporting to Molly Stern.
At Public Affairs, Tessa Shanks has been promoted to assistant director of publicity.
Mary Anne Thompson Associates has been appointed US scout for Globo Livros in Brazil, for both the adult and children’s/YA markets. The expanding Globo will develop 5 new imprints starting in 2012.
Don Congdon Associates is moving to new offices in the Financial District, where they will share space with the Denise Marcil Literary Agency and Dunham Literary.
The Virginia Quarterly Review has hired former NEA director of literature grants Jon Parrish Peede as publisher. Author and former editor for Outside magazine Donovan Webster joins the publication as deputy editor. The University of Virginia has added an advisory board for VQR as well, which includes Maria Arana and Jon Fine (who graduated from UVA’s law school)